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Episode 2

Idris Elba: King of Speed Episode 2 of 2

Actor Idris Elba continues his exploration of how cars and culture have been influenced by the desire for speed.

Idris examines the history of the rallying Mini and gets to grips with the combination of technology and skill involved in driving at a professional level. He also discovers that the underground driving craze of drifting, which began in Japan, has become the fastest growing motorsport in Europe - a passion for skill and handling has changed the way Europeans race.

Idris then fulfils a personal ambition as he gets behind the wheel of a full-spec rally car and takes on a genuine Finnish rally course, with help from Ari Vatanen.

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Thu 16 Jan 2014 02:40

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Role Contributor
PresenterIdris Elba
DirectorSouthan Morris
Executive ProducerRick Murray
Executive ProducerTim Whitwell
ParticipantAri Vatanen

Read a Q&A with Idris Elba

Idris Elba in the driving seat

We spoke to Idris about the underground scene and his own experiences behind the wheel.