Idris Elba proves he has the driving chops to play James Bond

We can see it already
by Drei Laurel | Aug 22, 2018

There's been a lot of speculation lately about the possibility of Idris Elba taking over as James Bond when Daniel Craig finally hangs up the suit for good. Now, a lot of the hooplah surrounding the rumors revolves around things other than his acting abilities, but we're not going to go into that.

Frankly, regardless of public opinion, the man has the acting skill, style, and unmistakable British charm associated with portraying the iconic 007. But does he have what it takes behind the wheel? After all, no Bond film is complete without a thrilling car chase between an Aston Martin and a convoy of heavily-armed bad guys.

If Elba's Instagram posts are an indication of his ability to drive a car, then we think he's up to par. The actor got behind the wheel of an official Formula E race car a few months back, and by the looks of it he knows how to handle himself on an actual race track. Check out the clip and photos of his Formula E stint below.

A killer look wearing a suit? Check. Thick, suave British accent? Check. Actual, real-life driving chops? Again, check. We think Elba would fit the role of James Bond quite nicely. Do you agree? Let us know in the comments.

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