First pics of Honda NSX interior design

* Acura-badged car shows design direction * Virtually button-free dashboard * On show at motor show...

First pics of Honda NSX interior design

This Acura NSX Concept was orignally revealed at Detroit motor show, and gives an indication of how the interior of Honda's next-generation supercar might look.

Honda says the cabin is designed to give outstanding visibility and a sporty, low-slung driving position.

Inside, the concept car has a central touch-screen 'interface', which helps to cut down on clutter and creates a virtually button-free dashboard allowing the driver to concentrate on the driving experience, according to Honda.

There's also plenty of plush leather, soft-touch materials and carbonfibre trim throughout the cabin.

Honda has previously said the new car will use a tuned version of its SH-AWD powertrain, which blends a V6 petrol engine and electric motor with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. There will also be two additional electric motors; one on each front wheel.

The NSX Concept wears the companys American premium Acura badge, but Honda has said the supercar will be sold in Europe, too.

A production model will be ready to go on sale by 2015, and Honda has confirmed it will carry the NSX badge.

By Pete Barden