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The Forbsies throw down their final year-end falconry gauntlet and declare the finest examples of automobilia from the year two-thousand-five. Rather than rank 'em, they've created some rather arbitrary categories to put their favorite vehicles in, calling the Ford GT "The Best Reason to Buy American" and the "All-New But Still The Sub-$40,000 Gold Standard" title for the new BMW 3. Did somebody wanna get out of the office early for Christmas? Make the jump, see the list.

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New Car That Most Lived Up To The Hype: BMW M5

Greatest Driver's Car: #1 - Ferrari F430, #2 - Aston Martin DB9

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Most Outrageous Car Ever: Bugatti Veyron 16.4

Best Reason To Buy American: Ford GT

Best Way To Blend In With Celebrities: Bentley Continental GT

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Best Way To Make Celebrities Jealous: Lamborghini Murci lago

Fastest Car: SSC Ultimate Aero

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All-New But Still The Sub-$40,000 Gold Standard: BMW 3 Series

The Ultimate Executive Ride: Maybach 62

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Ultimate minivan: Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna (tie)

Ultimate Pickup: Dodge Ram SRT-10

Best All-Around Wagon: Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG

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Best-Selling Luxury Car: Lexus RX

Safest Car: Volvo S80

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Best Hybrid: Lexus RX Hybrid

The Best Cars 2005

Related:
Forbes' Worst Cars of '05 [Internal]