MINI’s Future, Featuring E-Power and the 301-HP JCW Clubman ALL4

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

MINI, owned by the BMW Group, continues to celebrate its 60th Anniversary year with fresh new products, innovation, and substance for loyal owners and minimalist of the classic brand. In South Carolina at BMW Group Test Fest, held at the BMW Performance Center, I was able to test drive the 301-horsepower 2020 MINI John Cooper Works ALL4 with its peppy new engine as well as experience the “60 Years Edition” Cooper S; Cooper S variants of the revised Clubman and Countryman; throwback MINIs from the past; and the new battery-electric MINI Cooper SE. As you see, MINI has the goods, so let’s motor baby! [Read more…]

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: 760 Reasons Why!

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Let’s rock! It was a fantastic day at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the launch of the breathtaking 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and the 760 galloping horses it packs under the hood. The muscle car is smarter, faster, and nastier. With 55 years of Mustang heritage under its belt, Ford set out to build a street-legal “weapon of mass seduction” to represent as the most powerful member of the family. The pony car hits 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds, ¼ mile in 10.7 seconds, and 0-100-0 in 10.6 seconds. Mission accomplished.

The muscle car from Detroit ignites from a hand-built, supercharged 5.2-liter V8 producing 760-horsepower as mentioned above and 625 incredible ft-lbs of torque. An intelligent engine requires intelligent shifting, so Ford Performance paired the 5.2 with a Tremec TR-9070 DCT 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with normal, weather, sport, drag, and track modes. The symphony of the inverted 2.65-liter Eaton supercharger (with an air-to-water intercooler on top) sounds so glorious when the Shelby GT500 blows by like mammals giving chase. You can clearly distinguish the difference in the technical reverberations of the new Shelby GT500 as opposed to that of aggressive muscle roars. [Read more…]

2020 Cadillac XT6: Family of Seven

It feels like an extended hiatus since I last had the gratification of experiencing the sensation of a newfangled Cadillac and the usual pleasantries offered to customers. Thankfully, the luxury auto brand has restructured corporately, guided attention towards product launches, and set higher goals for owner loyalty and retention. A direct result of the refreshing game plan is the premium 2020 Cadillac XT6 which was highlighted recently from The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown during the national press drive.

Cadillac is in launch mode and will release a new ride to the marketplace every six months through 2021. With the expansion plan, the XT6 joins a family portfolio that includes the segment-leading XT4, a revitalized XT5, and the indomitable Escalade. The pinnacle of Cadillac mobility also includes an EV future and the extension of Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving which the XT6 will receive eventually. Although, I am very apprehensive with my vehicle taking over the cognition required for safe and harmonious driving. Hopefully, this will be an option. [Read more…]

Olympic Sprinter Carmelita Jeter joins Lexus 0 to 60 Celebrity Racing Series

Fit Fathers sat down with Olympic Sprinter Carmelita Jeter to discuss the excitement around Season 3 of “Lexus 0 to 60” at the world famous WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The driving action matched two teams of three drivers to witness adrenaline pumping motorsports action behind the wheel of the 2020 Lexus RC F and the RC F Track Edition super coupes!

2020 Hyundai Palisade: Family Focused Premium SUV

Experienced by Kimatni D Rawlins

Dubbed after “a line of high straight cliffs, especially near water,” it made perfect sense for Hyundai to invite us to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho for the launch of their family focused 2020 Palisade premium SUV. Cascading mountainous terrain, idyllic landscapes and the inviting Lake Coeur d’Alene instantly turned on my adventurer mode. In addition, the town was buzzing with moms, fit fathers and their active kids which is the target market for this newfangled Korean SUV. [Read more…]

Lexus 0 to 60 Celebrity Racing Series with Super Vegan John Salley

Fit Fathers’ Kimatni Rawlins sat down with NBA legend and super vegan John Salley to discuss the excitement around Season 3 of “Lexus 0 to 60” at the world famous WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The driving action matched two teams of three drivers to experience adrenaline pumping motorsports action behind the wheel of the 2020 Lexus RC F and the RC F Track Edition super coupes!

Lexus 0 to 60 Celebrity Racing Series with actor Curtis Hamilton

Fit Fathers’ Kimatni Rawlins sat down with actor Curtis Hamilton to discuss the excitement around Season 3 of “Lexus 0 to 60” at the world famous WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The driving action matched two teams of three drivers to experience adrenaline pumping motorsports action behind the wheel of the 2020 Lexus RC F and the RC F Track Edition super coupes!

Lexus 0 to 60 Celebrity Racing Series with actor Jaleel White

Fit Fathers sat down with actor Jaleel White to discuss the excitement around Season 3 of “Lexus 0 to 60” at the world famous WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The driving action matched two teams of three drivers to experience adrenaline pumping motorsports action behind the wheel of the 2020 Lexus RC F and the RC F Track Edition super coupes!

Lexus 0 to 60 Celebrity Racing Series with actor Omar Miller

Fit Fathers’ Kimatni Rawlins sat down with actor Omar Miller to discuss the excitement around Season 3 of “Lexus 0 to 60” at the world famous WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The driving action matched two teams of three drivers to experience adrenaline pumping motorsports action behind the wheel of the 2020 Lexus RC F and the RC F Track Edition super coupes!

Lexus 0 to 60 Celebrity Racing Series with actor Mekhi Phifer

Fit Fathers’ Kimatni Rawlins sat down with actor Mekhi Phifer to discuss the excitement around Season 3 of “Lexus 0 to 60” at the world famous WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The driving action matched two teams of three drivers to experience adrenaline pumping motorsports action behind the wheel of the 2020 Lexus RC F and the RC F Track Edition super coupes!