When you're looking for someone to test drive a car like the 2015 Subaru WRX STI, you can't do much better than a four-time WRC winner.

To celebrate the impending release of its 2015 WRX STI, Subaru has recently unveiled a video of Tommi Mäkinen absolutely thrashing the hot saloon at Buttonwillow Raceway in California.

It's safe to say he was impressed with a 2.5-litre turbocharged version of Subaru's iconic four-cylinder Boxer engine.

"It's really kind of a car which asks you to please go faster, go faster," says Mäkinen. "I can feel the wheels in my fingers."

"You cannot do any mistakes with this car, they have done incredible work. Always going a step forward and forward, and this is very nice to see from previous models," he adds as he takes the car to the very edge of its limits.

The 2015 WRX STI produces 305 bhp at 6,000 rpm and will be priced at £28,995 when it goes on sale in the UK.

Subaru is also developing a race-spec version to compete at the annual Nürburgring 24-Hour Race.

Watch Tommi drift, slide and catch air as he tests the Scooby to the limit.



Author: Rebecca Chaplin