Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
Aston Martin Vantage
isn't long for this world, and it's going to go out with one hell of a bang.
on Wednesday confirmed the return of the V12 Vantage, and this loud-and-proud swan song will arrive sometime next year.
Aston isn't releasing any concrete details about the new
, but confirms this will mark the end of the road for its two-seat sports car. "It's not just a Limited Edition, it's a Final Edition," the British carmaker said in a statement. Aston also released a short teaser video along with its brief announcement, and you'll definitely want to turn your speakers up for this one.
Oh yeah, that's one hell of a V12, and likely the same 5.2-liter engine used in the
Aston Martin rolled out a V12-powered Vanquish for the last-generation car's final act, complete with a seven-speed manual transmission -- and a dogleg gearbox, to boot. Will the new V12 Vantage have a DIY transmission? We doubt it. But hey, fingers crossed. We'll know more next year.