We weren't completely smitten by Renault's Dezir with a body kit Alpine A110-50 when it came out, but watching it face off against an A110 in the Alps certainly warms us to the new concept.

We're huge fans of Alpine, France's cross between Lotus and Porsche, particularly their wild, tail-happy A110 sports/rally car. We also kind of have a man-crush on Jean Ragnotti, legendary French rally racer and star driver in this video, which helps, too.