The new Renault Megane RS will make its first public debut at this year’s Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, the company announced recently. Explicit details of the French hot hatch weren’t provided, but we’ve been told that the car will feature a yellow and black livery to mark Renault Sport’s colours.

This is likely similar to the undisguised car we saw near the start May, which had plenty of exterior cues not seen on a regular Megane. This includes a wider body and track, a large central exhaust outlet with twin pipes inside and a new rear bumper with a diffuser.

Renault’s latest teaser image of the new Megane RS reveals another RS-specific cue – the LED lights on the new-design front bumper, which are arranged following the Renault Sport motif called ‘R.S. Vision’. The signature C-shaped LED daytime running lights, also found on the standard version of the fourth-generation Megane, are visible here.

It was previously reported that the new Megane RS will be powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with over 300 hp. The mill will come with a six-speed manual or a EDC dual-clutch auto (a first for the Megane RS), with drive going to the front wheels.

All will be revealed in Monaco, when Renault Sport F1 driver Nico Hulkenburg reveals the French hot hatch to the world, and just in time to mark the 40th anniversary of Renault’s involvement in F1.

GALLERY: 2018 Renault Megane RS mule in Megane GT body