Gordon Murray’s T50 supercar sticks to fun with 6-speed manual

Gordon Murray’s T50 supercar will distinguish itself from rivals by using a 6-speed manual transmission instead of the automated gearboxes found in most other current supercars. Development of the transmission was farmed out to Xtrac, which recently delivered the first completed gearbox to Gordon Murray Design. A short video released Monday shows assembly and testing …

Corvette chief engineer: No manual for C8, it’s a dying business

Corvette fans still holding out hope for a manual transmission in the C8 generation of the Chevrolet Corvette, abandon hope. Not only does the Corvette’s chief engineer and vehicle line director say the Corvette won’t get a manual, but building manual transmissions is a dying industry. When I asked Corvette lead engineer Tadge Juechter at …

Jaguar cutting manual transmissions from US; other models may be next (Updated)

Jaguar’s current financial woes could spell the end of some models in the U.S., according to a recent report. Jaguar USA CEO Joe Eberhardt told The Detroit Bureau last week that Jaguar will drop its manual transmission, and that slow-selling models could also be shelved. Eberhardt said buyers’ preferences for crossovers and SUVs prompted the …