The Volkswagen Golf GTI is perennially one of our favourite hot hatchbacks. In fact, it might even be our favourite, unless the Ford Focus ST is, or the Seat Leon FR is, or the Renault Megane Renaultsport is, or the Peugeot 308 GTI is, or ... well, look, the simple fact is there are lots of brilliant hot hatchbacks.
So is the Golf GTI still fabulous? This is the latest-generation. The Mk 7-and-a-half, if you like. The GTI is the contender. The roads of Majorca are the playing field. Matt Saunders is your referee.