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Sera Trimble an her 911: Dynamic by profession

Separating professional and private life? Not for Sera Trimble.Because the American stunt driver appreciates dynamics and action even apart from film sets, she drives a Porsche in her spare time. What makes the sports car from Zuffenhausen so special - and what it has to do with the profession of stunt driver - she reveals to us in the video.

Text: Alfred Rzyski Photo: Porsche 25.11.2019 2 min

We have known for a long time that a 911 is well suited for film stunts - thanks to the blockbusters from the "Bad Boys" series. As a personal car, a Porsche is also hard to beat. The question whether it's also suitable as a personal car for a stunt driver like Sera Trimble doesn't really arise anymore. Let's let the woman from Los Angeles, who started her career as a parking service employee, talk about her automotive preferences herself:

»It was a bit of a love/hate relationship at first, because when I got it the whole transmission needed to be rebuilt. But when it was fixed, I went on a 1,000-mile drive with my friends up to Big Sur to go camping. It was 1,000 miles in three days, avoiding highways and just using backroads. I have never experienced a car you can drive so hard, sitting at 4,500-5,000 rpm for hours on end while it’s 110 degrees outside. The temp gauge never went higher than halfway. It was the most impressive beating of a machine I’ve ever seen. And it happens every year with 20 of us, with a big majority of the group being in old 911s, 356s or 912s. I love seeing everyone’s modifications to a car that looks so similar to the untrained eye — everyone’s little personal details. I can certainly appreciate that now.«

»The first thing I changed was the differential. I love a limited slip diff, because I like how the car responds to it; on track, the way that it responds when you lift off the throttle is amazing. The whole suspension has also been reworked — there are dropped spindles in the front, which allows it to sit lower but it makes it challenging to get out the driveway. And it used to have a splitter which I’ve cut back a bit to make it more useable. There are also all-new motor mounts, a new exhaust to replace an aftermarket item that droned at a cruise and flat black Fifteen52 wheels. I love that the car has no chrome.«

»The first thing I changed was the differential. I love a limited slip diff, because I like how the car responds to it; on track, the way that it responds when you lift off the throttle is amazing. The whole suspension has also been reworked — there are dropped spindles in the front, which allows it to sit lower but it makes it challenging to get out the driveway. And it used to have a splitter which I’ve cut back a bit to make it more useable. There are also all-new motor mounts, a new exhaust to replace an aftermarket item that droned at a cruise and flat black Fifteen52 wheels. I love that the car has no chrome.«