Renault's Reviving Alpine Brand

If you're a fan of teeny, tiny, rear-engined rally madness, it's time to break out your French champagne! Renault is bringing back Alpine (or, en Francais, "al-peen" ). Details are sadly lacking, but starting in 2010 the first of "several" sports cars to be sold under the legendary marque will be a "radical sports car." We think that's fantastic. However, if the lesser models turn out to just be lazy, Lincoln-looking 350Z rebrands like the Laguna Coupe, we say why bother? [motorauthority.com]