The British based automaker Jaguar is planning to offer a manual transmission on the final production version of the F-Type sports car, which is expected to make its way onto the model later on.
After it was officially presented to the public as a prototype during the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed and, before that, being spied and teased a few times, the Jaguar F-Type is being placed into the spotlights once more, this time by the guys at Car & Driver, who are saying that the final production version of the sports car will get a manual transmission later on, along with several other Jaguar models, which will also get the same “treatment”.
According to the source mentioned above, the only version of the F-Type which will get a manual transmission will be the coupe because the roadster probably won’t receive the gearbox. The Jaguar F-Type will be a direct competitor for the Porsche 911, as the car manufacturer has recently announced, and the model is expected to bring more customers into the brand, just like the Evoque did for Land Rover. The final production version of the Jaguar F-Type will be officially presented to the public at the next month’s Paris Motor Show.