Top 10 Cars That Should Come With a Stick But Don’t

1. Jaguar F-Type

The F-Type is Jaguar’s latest sports car. It’s the British Brand’s nod to the iconic and absolutely sultry E-Type from decades past. The car seats just two people and it features a folding roof so that lucky duet can enjoy open-air driving.

Heightening its sporting intentions the car is built on a lightweight rear-wheel-drive architecture that’s constructed of old pop cans and leftover sandwich wrappers (read: aluminum). According to the company, its torsional and lateral stiffness have both been optimized for maximum agility. This is serious stuff.

Under its hood the F-Type is powered by one of three different engines, all of which are enticing. Two flavors of supercharged V6 are available. These 3.0-liter units belt out 340 and 380 horsepower, respectively. A 5.0-liter force-fed V8 serves as the range-topping engine. It’s more lethal than the payload of a B-52 bomber, delivering 495 horsepower!

Unfortunately all of these engines are paired with – you guessed it – an automatic transmission. Though to be fair, the car’s eight-speed unit is one of the best around.