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The British based automaker Jaguar is planning to bring its manual transmissions back and the first model to receive one will be the all-new F-Type sports car.

After being officially presented to the public just earlier this year, the Jaguar F-Type is ending up in our news once again, this time with an announcement which is saying that the sports car will get manual transmissions. The announcement has been made by the company’s global brand director, Adrian Hallmark, who is saying that a sports car isn’t really a sports car without a manual transmission version.

“Sports cars need a manual transmission for sports credibility. The XF is the biggest format we could move to for a manual”, as Adrian Hallmark said.

The Jaguar F-Type will be available on the market in three versions, the F-Type, with its 3.0 liter V6 engine with 340 HP, the F-Type S, with the same 3.0 liter V6 but generating 380 HP and the F-Type V8 S, with a V8 unit developing 495 HP and 625 Nm of torque. Prices for the F-Type will start at 58,500 GBP, while for the F-Type V8 S you will have to pay 79,950 GBP. Additional details on the Jaguar F-Type will be announced close to its launch this year.

Source: autocar