Aston Martin DB11 Electronic Stability Program (ESP) 2021 User Guide
The Aston Martin DB11 is a luxury grand tourer produced by the British automaker, Aston Martin. It was first introduced in 2016 and has received updates over the years. The DB11 has an electronic stability control system that aids drivers in maintaining control of the vehicle in challenging driving conditions. The electronic stability control system in the DB11 employs sensors to monitor the car’s speed, steering angle, and other crucial factors. If the system senses that the car is beginning to lose traction or stability, it automatically applies brakes to individual wheels to correct the car’s trajectory and prevent a skid or spin. Moreover, the DB11 has various other advanced safety and performance technologies like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and a 360-degree camera system. The DB11 is available with a V8 or V12 engine, both of which are twin-turbocharged and deliver impressive performance. The V8 engine produces 503 horsepower and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds, while the V12 engine produces 630 horsepower and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. Overall, the Aston Martin DB11 is a luxury and powerful grand tourer that comes with advanced electronic stability control technology and a range of other performance and safety features to assist drivers in staying in control on the road.
Electronic Stability Program
Warning: It is the driver’s responsibility to drive safely according to the law and with due regard to prevailing conditions.
Warning: Electronic Stability Program (ESP) must never let the driver be tempted into taking risks that could affect his or her safety or that of other road users. ESP cannot overcome the consequences of applying too much engine power for prevailing conditions.
The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) is designed to improve driving safety when the tires are at the limits of their grip capabilities. This is done by control of engine torque and application of the brakes at individual wheels.
Caution: If repair or replacement of the steering or other surrounding equipment is necessary, always refer to your Aston Martin Dealer. There is a sensor in the steering system that detects the steering angle. If the center position of the steering deviates, the ESP may not operate correctly.
Caution: ESP may not operate correctly when using tyre chains.
Caution: Use tires of the same manufacturer, brand, type, tread pattern, and correct size specified in this handbook
(Refer to ’Wheel and Tire Information’, page 12.15)for this vehicle on all four road wheels. Do not mix new and worn tires on the same axle.
ESP has three modes of operation:
ESP defaults to ON each time the engine is started. The will flash in the instrument cluster when in operation. ABS is set to stage one. Engine torque and application of the brakes at individual wheels will be controlled by ESP to aid stability.
Warning: TRACK MODE is intended for use on a dry track. Greater driver input will be required to maintain vehicle stability.
Track mode raises the thresholds at which the ESP operates and allows greater wheel slip from the Traction Control System (TCS). Active Yaw Control (AYC) is also modified to allow a higher level of yaw. ABS is set to stage two. When the ESP is set to track, the message ESP TRACK will be shown in the left instrument cluster window.
ESP no longer controls engine torque, and both TCS and AYC are disabled. ABS will remain in stage two. ESP OFF will show in the left instrument cluster window when the ESP is set to off.
Two-Stage Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) will change its operation depending on ESP mode.
When ESP is set to ON, the ABS is tuned to give a level of vehicle performance, control, and stability under braking that will cover everyday driving situations and weather (dry, wet, ice, and snow).
When ESP is set to Track or OFF, the ABS is tuned to allow more experienced drivers to drive closer to the limits of the vehicle’s ability and enjoy its natural balance in a track environment.
When the ABS is set to stage two, the ABS is applied in the following ways:
- The Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) increases the braking force to the rear of the vehicle. This is done by allowing a greater level of slip at the rear axle and a quicker increase in pressure in the rear brakes. Cornering agility will be enhanced when braking, but the driver will experience more vibration through the brake pedal.
- The ABS will allow more slip when the tires are at a higher working temperature, such as when the vehicle is driven on a track. The driver will have more control over brake performance before the ABS is activated.
- Braking performance is given greater priority over stability in areas with different friction surfaces. Increased steering input is required to maintain the direction of travel, but optimum vehicle deceleration is achieved.
- The ABS provides a more aggressive pressure increase for situations where a wheel can become temporarily unloaded, such as in track sections featuring fast, tight corners, strong camber or high-speed crests.
Dynamic Torque Vectoring (DTV)
Dynamic Torque Vectoring (DTV) uses input signals such as speed, acceleration, and steering angle to monitor vehicle behavior during cornering. A small amount of brake pressure will then be applied to the inside rear wheel to reduce understeer. DTV is always active but is more responsive when the ESP is set to either Track or OFF.
Traction Control System (TCS)
The Traction Control System (TCS) is a function of ESP and is used to prevent excessive wheel spin at standing starts, or during acceleration. Wheel spin is usually caused by excessive use of the accelerator pedal, or slippery, loose or bumpy road surfaces.
Warning: It is always the driver’s responsibility to drive safely according to the law and with due regard to prevailing conditions.
Warning: Traction control cannot overcome the consequences of applying too much engine power for conditions, and must never let the driver be tempted into taking risks that could affect their safety or that of other road users. To prevent wheel spin and maintain vehicle stability in such situations, the traction control system will:
- Brake either of the driven wheels when they start to slip.
- Adapt the engine torque to a level corresponding to the traction available on the road surface. These symptoms are normal and will clear as wheel spin is
- eliminated and normal engine power is restored. If cruise control is on it will automatically go OFF when ESP is operating.
If traction control operates when driving on extended icy or slippery surfaces, reduce engine power as necessary until the ESP warning symbol goes OFF.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Warning: Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. Over-inflation and under-inflation also reduce fuel efficiency and tire tread life and may affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
Warning: The TPMS is not a substitute for correct tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain correct tire pressures, even if under-inflation has not reached the level to set the TPMS tire pressure indicator symbol to ON.
A Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is installed as a safety feature. This system will display the tire pressures for each tire and provide warnings if pressure is below a specified pressure for each tire.
Each tire should be checked at least once every two weeks when cold and inflated to the pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer (Refer to ’Wheel and Tyre Information’, page 12.15)or on the tire pressure label. If your vehicle has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the tire pressure label, you should determine the proper tire pressure for those tires.
Tyre Pressure Display
The TPMS display is shown in the right window of the instrument cluster. Use the right scroll wheel on the steering wheel to navigate to Service and select Tyre Pressure. Tire pressures will be displayed in the instrument cluster after the vehicle has been driven for a few minutes.
Tyre Pressure Indicator
If an underinflated tyre is detected by the system, the TPMS symbol is solidly illuminated.
The message center will also display one of the below messages:
- Please Rectify Tyre Pressures: At least one tyre has too low a pressure. Tyre pressures should be checked and corrected when possible.
- Check Tyre(s): At least one tyre has significantly low pressure. The tyre pressures must be checked and corrected as soon as possible.
- Warning Tyre Defect: At least one tire has lost pressure very suddenly. The vehicle should be stopped as safely as possible and the tires checked.
- Once the message has been acknowledged an image of the vehicle will be displayed in the message center showing which tyre(s) have low or high air pressure and the current tire pressure. When the tire pressure indicator comes ON, stop and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate or deflate them to the correct pressure.
Warning: When a tire pressure warning is detected, reduce the vehicle speed to a safe level. Stop in a safe and convenient place and inspect the tyre(s). The tyre pressures may be displayed in the wrong positions for a short time if the wheels have been moved on the vehicle. After a few minutes of driving, the TPMS will calibrate and the tyre pressures are displayed in the correct positions.
All warning messages are erased and warning lamps go out when the TPMS is reset. The TPMS will use the new tire pressure values as reference values.
To reset the TPMS tire pressure values:
- Use the right scroll wheel on the steering wheel to navigate to Service.
- Navigate to Tyre Pressure.
- Select Use Current Pressures as New Reference Values.
- The TPMS will now reset. After a short period of driving, the system checks if the tire pressures are within the specified range. The new tyre pressures are then used as the new reference values.
TPMS Malfunction Warning
If the TPMS malfunctions due to a system failure or tire transmitter fault will flash for approximately one minute and then remain lit. A malfunction of the tyre pressure monitor can take up to ten minutes to be shown. The TPMS warning lamp will go out when the fault has been resolved and after several minutes of driving.
A TPMS malfunction can be caused by:
- A defective TPMS sensor.
- Wheels and tires installed that do not have TPMS sensors.
- Unapproved items interfering with the TPMS.
- TPMS system or software fault.
- If the system shows there is a TPMS fault, continue at a reduced speed of 30mph / 48 km/h maximum. Contact your Aston Martin Dealer.
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- What is the Aston Martin DB11?
The Aston Martin DB11 is a luxury grand tourer produced by the British car manufacturer Aston Martin.
- What is the electronic stability control system in the Aston Martin DB11?
The electronic stability control system in the DB11 uses sensors to monitor the vehicle’s speed, steering angle, and other key factors. If the system detects that the vehicle is beginning to lose traction or stability, it can automatically apply the brakes to individual wheels to help correct the vehicle’s trajectory and prevent a skid or spin.
- What other advanced safety and performance technologies does the Aston Martin DB11 have?
The DB11 features adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and a 360-degree camera system.
- What engines are available in the Aston Martin DB11?
The DB11 is available with a V8 and a V12 engine. Both engines are twin-turbocharged and deliver impressive performance.
- How much horsepower does the V8 engine in the Aston Martin DB11 produce?
The V8 engine in the DB11 produces 503 horsepower.
- How much horsepower does the V12 engine in the Aston Martin DB11 produce?
The V12 engine in the DB11 produces 630 horsepower.
- How fast can the V8 engine in the Aston Martin DB11 accelerate from 0 to 60 mph?
The V8 engine in the DB11 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds.
- How fast can the V12 engine in the Aston Martin DB11 accelerate from 0 to 60 mph?
The V12 engine in the DB11 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds.
- What is the purpose of adaptive cruise control in the Aston Martin DB11?
Adaptive cruise control in the DB11 helps the driver maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead, adjusting the speed of the car automatically as necessary.
- What is the purpose of blind spot monitoring in the Aston Martin DB11?
Blind spot monitoring in the DB11 uses sensors to detect other vehicles in the driver’s blind spot and alerts the driver if they attempt to change lanes.
- What is the purpose of lane departure warning in the Aston Martin DB11?
Lane departure warning in the DB11 alerts the driver if the car begins to drift out of its lane without signaling.
- What is the purpose of the 360-degree camera system in the Aston Martin DB11?
The 360-degree camera system in the DB11 provides a view of the car’s surroundings, making it easier to park and maneuver in tight spaces.
- What is the Aston Martin DB11’s top speed?
The Aston Martin DB11’s top speed is 208 mph.
- What awards has the Aston Martin DB11 won?
The Aston Martin DB11 has won several awards, including the 2018 Auto Express GT of the Year award and the 2017 iF Design Award.
- What makes the Aston Martin DB11 a luxurious and powerful grand tourer?
The Aston Martin DB11 features a range of advanced safety and performance technologies, including electronic stability control, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and a 360-degree camera system. It also has a V8 or V12 twin-turbocharged engine, which delivers impressive performance, and is designed to be a comfortable and stylish car for long-distance driving.
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