I've noticed this in my car as well (V8S). I suspect the gearbox is programmed to do this as a matter of course, for fuel economy reasons. Also, there is a boatload of torque at stall (ca. 275 lb./ft. at 1200 rpm with the V8) and first gear is simply NOT needed except for really fast launches. My AMG C63 has similar programming, for what appear to be similar reasons.NaplesTopLess said:My Base F-type starts out in second all the time, in both normal and sport mode. I can manually shift into 1st but must upshift to 2nd very quickly. I thought cars normally used 1st and only trucks started in 2nd. Is this normal for our cars?