Few disagree that Tornado Red is a default GTI colour. AFTER more than 40 years and seven-and-a-bit generations later, the Volkswagen Golf GTI has simply entrenched itself as the standard bearer when it comes to warmer hatchbacks. I’ve deliberately not used the much-misused expression “hot hatch” because I don’t think this descriptor properly describes a car that is so multi-talented. Performance is just one asset in an armoury that’s the envy of the industry. Besides which, the Golf R is the one that puts performance at the top of its many virtues while the still-rapid GTI presents itself as the all-rounder in the pack. Few cars in automotive history have generated as much copy as…