As you nurse your hangover on this first day of 2016 and try to remember what your New Years resolution is, go get yourself a nice cup of coffee or a smoothie, whichever tickles your fancy, and check out our 10 most popular stories of 2015. As determined by the number of views, the final list has a couple of surprises.
Audi is typically a top brand when it comes to reader interest, but two of the three Audi stories that made it to the top 10 list ironically have nothing to do with new product launches but instead destruction. Meanwhile, we are happy to see an American car on the list, although at the bottom. And finally, the rest coming from the Germans, the Italians, and a motley crue from the UK.
The significance of the all-new Ford GT cannot be underestimated. A true supercar from an American mass market automaker that can do battle with Europe's boutique elite, captured your attention in 2015 as the tenth most popular story of 2015.
We've seen this kind of drama before. A betrayed woman takes her suffering out on her husband's beloved sports car. It may be cliché, but like a reality television show, it's a guilty pleasure that got our attention as the ninth most popular story of 2015.
Following the deaths of Paul Walker and Roger Rodas in 2013, the wrath of family members wrestling with their loss pointed the finger at Porsche. Porsche's blunt response was our seventh most popular story of 2015.
Our sixth most popular story of 2015 is no surprise. Major model updates from Ferrari are destined to be high profile, and with this 458 replacement packing an all-new turbo engine, it didn't disappoint.
The fifth most popular story of 2015 comes as a spy photo of a camouflage-free prototype of the facelifted 2016 Porsche 911 on the streets of Prague, Czech Republic prior to its official reveal.
An all-new generation reveal of a flagship model by a premium German marque will always demand intrigue. That's why the official reveal of the BMW 7 Series makes it to our top 5 most popular story list.
Preceded by a raft of spy photos giving just morsels of new details, the official reveal of the new generation Audi A4 opened the floodgates of pent-up anticipation and evoked a rush of visitors making this our fourth most popular story of 2015.
Since the alliance of Fiat and Chrysler in 2009, development of the Giulia has been mired in delays. Well, it seems to be worth the wait as the Giulia is our seventh most popular story of 2015.
Quite possibly one of the best April Fools jokes we've encountered, this faux Top Gear story capitalized on the Clarkson / Tymon quarrel which ultimately led to the demise of the entire Top Gear show with its three quirky hosts. It's number two on the 2015 most popular stories list.
Finally, the number one most popular story of 2015 is the Audi owner who neglects to give his TT an oil change until it seizes after 83,000 miles.
Happy New Years and here's to an abundant 2016 for us all!