The Texas Auto Writers Association convened at Texas Motor Speedway near Fort Worth to evaluate the best new cars of 2015. The weather didn't cooperate, but a record turnout of manufacturers, attendants and vehicles made it worthwhile, despite the unrelenting rain.
Pictured: The Alfa Romeo 4C, a new, 2,400-pound sports car built on a carbon fiber tub. It feels like no other car on the road.
The updated 2015 Chrysler 300 received the top honor, Car of Texas.
2015 Texas Auto Roundup Results
2015 Texas Auto Roundup Results continued....
The 2016 Mazda6, with an updated interior and revised fascia, is one of the standouts of the mid-size category.
Bentley's stunning Continental GT S V8 Convertible provided comfort and solitude from the weather (with the top up). It was chosen as the winner in the Supercar category.
Jeep's 470-horsepower SRT Grand Cherokee won again in the Performance Utility category.
The 645-horsepower Dodge Viper provided thrills on the wet race track.
Dodge's 707-horsepower Hellcat twins, the Challenger and Charger, won in their categories, for Performance Sedan and Performance Coupe.
The Nissan GT-R finding grip on the track through brute force.
The Corvette Stingray is surprisingly good in a downpour. Great visibility and smaller size mean it feels less ponderous than other cars and is easy to place.
Mazda brought along Pirelli World Challenge driver Adam Poland to give rides in the Mazda MX-5. This generation MX-5 goes out of production soon, to be replaced with the 2016 'ND' generation MX-5.
The Lexus NX won in both the Activity vehicle class and the Green vehicle class.
The Subaru BRZ Series Blue — a true driver's car — is always a favorite.
The impressive Volkswagen Golf R won in the hotly-contested Performance Compact category.
The Full-Size Car category was won by the 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack.
BMW's new 228i represents a return to form for the brand.
Ford's new Mustang GT looks and drives sharp.
The stunning 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe won the Full Size Luxury Car category.
The all new Mini Cooper S 4-door impressed with its ride, handling and interior.
The Lexus RC F lurks in the shadows.