A year on the road: The 10 most impressive new cars of 2016

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(CNN)2016 will always be remembered as the year of Brexit, Donald Trump and the passing of many celebrity legends. But as fierce political debate raged on and we mourned the loss of our favorite stars, car manufacturers kept their heads down to make some truly magnificent motors.

So here we are, with a list of 10 cars that have the power to excite, inspire and terrify -- or just make the daily commute that little bit more bearable.
Check out the gallery above for our top picks of 2016.