Quantum of Solace DBS for sale

Remember the DBS that featured in the opening scene of the 2008 Bond movie Quantum of Solace? How great would it be to own that particular Quantum Silver DBS? Well, now you can. Because this famous Bond car is going up for auction on October 5. Here’s reminder of the DBS scene in Quantum of Solace:

Aston Martin Magazine now on iPad

If you own an Aston, you are probably familiar with the quarterly Aston Martin Magazine. If you don’t, this is your chance. Because this lifestyle magazine is now available as an iPad app. And it’s free too. Get it in the iTunes store here or just open the App Store on your iPad and search for “aston martin magazine”. The app is a library app which holds all your AM Magazine issues. After installing the app, you can immediately download the first digital issue (#18), also for free.

Virage now officially discontinued?

We already saw this coming from a mile away, but this week, CarsUK.net came with the “official” news that the Virage will be discontinued. Without mentioning any source for the news, they report that “Aston Martin has decided that there are just too few buyers who feel the Virage is enough of a step up from the DB9 to warrant the extra cost.”

Wanna trade? 1 day of iOS programming for a ride in an Aston Martin

This is Raphael Schaad, a software engineer who works on the popular Flipboard app for iPhone and iPad. And he’s got a deal for you: If you can offer his dad a ride in your Aston Martin, he will offer you one day of iOS coding, prototyping or advising. According to his post on Google+, he and his dad used to watch James Bond movies together and his dad always admired the Aston Martin. So Raphael decided that one day he would buy his dad an Aston Martin. However, he does not have that kind of money yet, so he came up with the idea of trading his iOS skills to get his dad a ride in his favorite car.

V12 Vantage in EA booth at Gamescom

Two of my favorite hobbies (astons and video games) combined! An Aston Martin V12 Vantage appeared at the Gamescon video games fair in Cologne. It was present at the booth of Electronic Arts, to promote their upcoming new NFS Most Wanted game (the 3.275th edition in the Need for Speed series).