Let’s Take A Look At Idris Elba’s 2023 Car Collection

By Simon Boseman

Published July 22, 2024

Let’s Take A Look At Idris Elba’s 2023 Car Collection

Table of Contents

  • Jaguar XE Diesel
  • Ford Fiesta R1 Rally Car
  • Tesla Model S
  • Mercedes Benz SLS Class
  • Bentley Continental GT Speed Coupe
  • Ferrari 488 Spider

Idris Elba is widely regarded as one of the best actors that the entertainment industry has ever seen. With a net worth of $50 Million, thanks to the shows and movies Idris Elba has been in, he loves to drive cars which is quite evident from the fact that he took part in Circuit of Ireland and completed a 750-mile winter trip in his Jaguar. He also holds a record for the fastest land speed in his Continental GT Speed. While one might assume Idris only loves sports cars, he has a Rolls-Royce Phantom as well to his name which makes his car collection as unique as the English Actor himself. With his successful career with parts in The Office, Bastille day, the Dark Tower, Thor, Luther, and many more, lets check out the alluring cars owned by the man.

7. Jaguar XE Diesel

Beginning with the Jaguar XE Diesel, which may sound like it doesn’t belong among the cars in Idris’s garage considering the price and specifications, the actor indeed takes pride in driving this Jaguar around whenever he can.

Idris Elba’s Jaguar XE Diesel

He also completed a 750-mile winter trip from London to Berlin in his Jaguar 20D XE and created a series of short films over the course.

Jaguar XE DieselSpecs
Powertrain2.0L turbocharged inline-4
Horsepower180 hp
Torque318 lb-ft
Transmission8-speed automatic
0-60 MPH8.1 seconds
Top Speed140 MPH

The car features a sleek exterior design complimented by the comfortable interior of the car. The Jaguar XE is well regarded in the industry for it's aluminium suspension component and unitary structure of the car.

6. Ford Fiesta R1 Rally Car

Dropping next on the list is a Ford Fiesta Rally which not to mention lacks practicality but has so much more to offer in exchange. The official reports aren’t in place on whether Idris owns the car.

Idris Elba’s Ford Fiesta WRC

The father of two was able to fulfill his childhood dream of taking part in the prestigious Circuit of Ireland race with professional rally driver Jimmy McRae in this car.

Ford Fiesta R1Specs
Powertrain1.6L turbocharged inline-4
Horsepower380 hp
Torque332 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed semi-automatic
0-60 MPHN/A
Top SpeedN/A

The Ford Fiesta R1 was featured in a TV show for Discovery Channel called "No Limits" and took part in the 2015 ERC FIA European Rally Championship. Quoting him "I'm taking on the toughing racing challenges of my life."

5. Tesla Model S

With fame that spreads outside the entertainment industry, the English actor has an EV from Tesla to his name as well. The Tesla Model S that we refer to has managed to gain Idris’s attention however the actor hasn’t been spotted much in this flagship Tesla EV.

Idris Elba’s Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S serves well for people who are concerned about climate change and at the same time want similar levels of performance and unrivaled safety.

Tesla Model SSpecs
Horsepower315 hp
Torque325 lb-ft
Transmissionsingle-speed drive
0-60 MPH5.5 seconds
Top Speed118 MPH

The Model S is a flagship sedan from the brand and did not shy of taking on some of the fastest cars around. The array of advance features makes it one of safest cars to be in.

4. Mercedes Benz SLS Class

Idris Elba owns a breathtakingly beautiful Mercedes, the SLS Class aka the SLS AMG. The distinctive design with its signature gullwing doors, long hood, and muscular rear fenders gives the Mercedes a gorgeous upgrade over the iconic 300SL Gullwing model from the 1950s, which was the inspiration of the car.

Idris Elba - Mercedes - Benz SLS AMG Class

With its combination of striking aesthetics, impressive performance, and luxurious amenities, the Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class has earned a special place among sports car enthusiasts.

Mercedes Benz SLS ClassSpecs
Powertrain6.2-liter V8 AMG
Horsepower563 hp
Torque479 lb-ft
Transmission7-speed automated manual
0-60 MPH3.6 seconds
Top Speed188 mph

The Mercedes-Benz SLS was designed by Mark Fetherston, and was the first car to be built from get go by the AMG performance division. Upon the launch in 2009, the M159 was designated as the most powerful naturally aspirated engine in the world by AMG.

3. Bentley Continental GT Speed Coupe

The most talked about car in the Idris Elba’s car collection is the Bentley Continental GT Speed Coupe. Idris back in 2015 broke the “Flying Mile” land speed record by driving at 180.3 MPH in Pendine Sands, Wales. Previously, this record was held by Sir Malcolm Campbell when he achieved a speed of 174.8 MPH in 1927.

Idris Elba’s Bentley Continental GT Speed Coupe

Apart from all this, the Continental GT Speed is one of the most expensive cars in Elba’s collection.

Bentley Continental GT Speed CoupeSpecs
Powertrain6.0L twin-turbocharged W12
Horsepower626 hp
Torque605 lb-ft
Transmission8-speed automatic
0-60 MPH3.3 seconds
Top Speed208 MPH

While Sir Malcom created the record 88 years back, it is worth noting that it was also the land speed record set during the time. However when we talk about now the record is held well over 700 mph, which Idris did not break. However it is commendable that the TV star kept the grand tourer under control on wet sand while going over 180 mph.

2. Ferrari 488 Spider

Idris Elba also holds a Ferrari 488 Spider in his garage and we think his million-dollar car collection would have been incomplete without this Italian sports car. The Ferrari 488 Spider in Rosso Scuderia paint job is the best way to compliment the garage of the NME Best-Actor award winner.

Idris Elba’s Ferrari 488 Spider

The Ferraris are of course known for their ultra-luxurious character and this 488 is no exception. For the record, it happens to be one of the fastest convertibles with Italian blood.

Ferrari 488 SpiderSpecs
Powertrain3.9L twin-turbocharged V8
Horsepower661 hp
Torque561 lb-ft
Transmission7-speed dual-clutch automatic
0-60 MPH3.0 seconds
Top Speed205 MPH

The Ferrari 488 Spiders are powered by their signature 3.9L twin-turbocharged V8 that delivers astonishing acceleration power. While the advance traction and stability control keeps everything under check. This particular Ferrari is bound to become a modern classic.

1. Rolls-Royce Phantom

Displaying a true legacy and utmost luxury, the five times nominee and one-time winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor also owns a Roll-Royce Phantom. This British eye-opener is famous for its craftsmanship and potential for customization.

Idris Elba’s Rolls Royce Phantom

What makes the brand even more special is that around 65 percent of the Rolls-Royce models to have ever stepped off the production line are still on the road and completely operational.

Rolls-Royce PhantomSpecs
Powertrain6.7L turbocharged V12
Horsepower563 hp
Torque664 lb-ft
Transmission8-speed automatic
0-60 MPH5.1 seconds
Top Speed155 MPH

The Rolls Royce Phantom delivers class and and authoritativeness like no other. The overall demeanor of the car speaks for itself, and Rolls Royce's exceptional attention to quality just takes the experience to a whole new level. With this we commemorate the car collection of Idris Elba's car collection and we can firmly say that he is a certified petrolhead. He is not a serious collector, however loves to use his priced possessions to race and even create world records.


What ethnicity is Idris Elba?

Idris Elba is of mixed ethnicity. His father, Winston Elba, is of Sierra Leonean descent, and his mother, Eve Elba, is of Ghanaian and Sierra Leonean descent. This makes Idris Elba of African and specifically West African heritage.

Does Idris Elba have any upcoming projects?

Idris Elba will be starring in the upcoming Apple TV movie, Hijack. He will also be performing the role of 'Knuckles' in the next sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog, which will be releasing in 2024.

Is Idris Elba a musician?

Yes, Idris Elba is also a talented musician and DJ. He has released music under his own name and has collaborated with various artists in the music industry. He has showcased his DJ skills at festivals and events around the world.

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