Idris Elba stops by 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' to promote his upcoming film 'Pacific Rim' on July 10, 2013

Idris Elba stops by ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ to promote his upcoming film ‘Pacific Rim’ on July 10, 2013

*Idris Elba will embark on an international driving tour for the two-part documentary “King of Speed.”

The TV production, set for UK’s BBC Two, is a look at the origins of the car racing scene, reports

The “Luther” star will visit racetracks in the U.S., Scotland and Finland among other locales to trace the political, social and historical evolution of racing from prohibition to today.

The shows will include elements of NASCAR, vintage police chases and Japanese drifting. Among his co-pilots will be “Cannonball Run” creator Brock Yates.

Production is currently underway, but no airdate has been set.