Here’s a cool video of four-time WRC champion Tommi Makinen driving the latest rally-bred sports sedan, the 2015 Subaru WRX STI. Yes, the Flying Finn may have won his four titles behind the wheel of a Mitsubishi Evo, but he ended his rallying career with Subaru, hence the affiliation here.

Of the new WRX STI, Makinen is all praises: “It’s really a kind of a car which asks you to please go faster, go faster, because the confidence is so high. I can feel the wheels in my fingers. Generally it’s a much easier and more comfortable car to drive.” So yes, he approves, to say the least.

The 300 PS/407 Nm Subaru WRX STI and its less hardcore 268 PS/350 Nm WRX sibling only recently received their regional launch in Manila. Both models are expected to be available in Malaysia from July onwards, and have already been spotted at JPJ Putrajaya.