Welcome back to Driven Web Series, powered by the new Petronas Primax95 with Advanced Energy Formula. The lads are all charged and ready to bring you back from your well-deserved break with a bang, as this episode is bristling with pure, unadulterated horsepower.

In our Hot Hatch episode last season, the Volkswagen Golf GTI sailed past the BMW 125i, Mercedes A 250 and Volvo V40 T5 to take our top spot. But now, the guns just got a whole lot bigger.

For a start, we’ve summoned the GTI and A 250’s big bros – the cool, sophisticated Volkswagen Golf R and the stark raving mad Mercedes A 45 AMG – as well as the new Subaru WRX STI, a challenger reborn from the Land of the Rising Sun, and our childhoods.

That’s right, we bring a combined total of nearly 1,000 hp to Bukit Tinggi to see what’s what. No one should stand in our way… right? I mean, what are the chances of, let’s say… a legendary rally driver gatecrashing our party and taking us on in a purpose-built, stripped out track car?