Manual versions of our cars come with either 5 or 6-speed transmissions. Both are easy to use with a positive shift action. The manual transmissions, with their closely matched ratios, have been designed to minimise engine noise and improve fuel economy by reducing engine revs at higher speed. Cable operation saves weight and results in short lever movement when changing gear. 6-speed versions feature a magnesium selector housing to save yet more weight, while a three cone synchromesh on the three lower ratios helps make changing gear as smooth as possible. Low friction bearings increase efficiency further and cut fuel consumption. Our manual gearboxes are filled with lifetime oil and need no routine maintenance.