Luther and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom star Idris Elba is set to push his body, mind and engineering know-how to the limit by racing on land and in the air for a new four part series for Discovery Channel.
Airing later this month, Elba: No Limits, will see the actor take part in a range of speed challenges across the disciplines of rally driving, drag racing, aerobatics, as well as an attempt to break the “Flying Mile” record set by Malcolm Campbell in 1927.
Each episode starts with Idris visiting a renowned motor sport competition, shot on locations including Florida, California, the United Kingdom and Ireland, that will inspire his mission to take on some of the toughest racing disciplines in the world.
To push his car or plane to the utter limit, Idris gets under the bonnet and miles under his belt, to prepare for the big race day that will see him go head to head with the professionals.
Elba, said: “I’m taking on the toughest racing challenges of my life for this new Discovery TV series.
“Along the way I’ll meet extraordinary individuals, spectacular machines and hear amazing stories of how far people go to satisfy their love of speed.
“The extreme challenges will take me right out of my comfort zone as I compete against the best on land and in the air.”
Idris Elba: No Limits airs on Discovery Channel from July 6th at 9pm