We already know that the 2013 Jaguar F-Type will be ditching the rotary shifter used in current Jaguar models, but Autocar is reporting that the F-Type will also be setting another trend in the British automaker's lineup by introducing a new manual transmission. In addition to the F-Type, this gearbox could also make its way into the XF.

Autocar spoke with Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar global brand director, who stated that a true sports car needs a manual gearbox, and it sounds like a three-pedal transmission with "a minimum of six speeds" will make it into the Jaguar lineup soon.

"Sports cars need a manual transmission for sports credibility," Hallmark said.

The report does suggest that a it will be at least a year before the F-Type debuts with a manual, but it will be the first car since the ZF transmission.


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      TangoR34
      • 2 Years Ago
      One word: Hallelujah!
        FreeThinker
        • 2 Years Ago
        @TangoR34
        I promised to sing that a few months ago when I first heard this news. But only AFTER I've taken delivery of my F-Type coupe with manual late next year. Fingers crossed...
      inthelv
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Sports cars need a manual transmission for sports credibility," Hallmark said. #BOOM !
      Paul M
      • 2 Years Ago
      Credibility Achievement = UNLOCKED! Well done, Jaguar. Well done...
      dtrump_21
      • 2 Years Ago
      Jaguar, I am literally bowing down to you right now
      Shiftright
      • 2 Years Ago
      HALLELUJAH!
      Robert Fahey
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have completely lost interest in exotic cars that don't offer a traditional manual. I wish others felt the same way.
      Steve Clark
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yea!!!!!! They've suddenly got MY attention now!
      protovici
      • 2 Years Ago
      Shaguar just showed some more swag!
      ZenDriver
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great, but we already heard this back in August: http://blog.caranddriver.com/jaguar-f-type-will-offer-a-manual-transmission-as-will-other-future-jags/
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hallelujah. Praise the Lord.
      BG
      • 2 Years Ago
      " Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar global brand director, who stated that a true sports car needs a manual gearbox." YES! Finally, a car executive who really gets it.
      adam1keith1980
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good news indeed, but the manual better not be an afterthought to please the enthusiasts like the one in the BMW M5.
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