It seems nothing was as it seemed with the RS16 unveiling, Renault revealed neither its 2016 car nor the race livery as the wraps came off the mostly black single seater during Wednesday's Paris event.
It has emerged that the mainly black livery is just an interim solution for testing. "We'll be a different colour by the time we get to you!" Renault said on Twitter, replying to a message from the British grand prix host Silverstone.
Not only that, the chassis displayed to the international press on Wednesday was actually a 'show car' -- basically a re-painted 2015 Lotus, as the 2016 edition is still being put together at Enstone.
"It's a show car," confirmed managing director Cyril Abiteboul. "The real one will be assembled next week.
"We are not launching (now) but it (the 2016 car) will be at the test," he revealed.
"It will be with this livery but it will be the 2016 car. Then closer to Melbourne there will be a reveal of what the final colours will look like."
To sum up Renault really revealed nothing, we are all still in the dark about the RS16 and it's racing colours.