Corrected entry: In the second scene of the movie, at Dodger stadium, the Eclipse is seen with clear 'NOS' Stickers. While the next scene is in sequence, as Brian is talking about the trip to dodger stadium, and then after that, only at the end of the scene does he request to put Nitrous in his car.
Corrected entry: When Jesse pulls up to a drag race, he is in a 4 door VW Jetta with white roof, handles and seat belts - its pillars are white too. In the middle of the drag race he is in a Honda civic coupe with 2 doors (rear windows shape is coupe) black roof handles, the seat belts have no pillars, and the belts are black.
Corrected entry: The Supra is a '10 second car' The Ferrari 355 he races is only a '13 second car'. The drag is incorrectly portrayed as being very close. 3 seconds is a massive advantage.
Corrected entry: Tran is seen with the other Asian guy on dirt bikes after Tran wins the Jetta. The helmets they are wearing require goggles as they do not have a built in visor. Tran is not wearing goggles so we can see his pretty face. Motorcycle people know you cannot see anything over 30 mph without eye protection. However, he never appears to struggle.
Corrected entry: In a real quarter mile race a racer would only be able to change gear about 2 times as its over in roughly 10 seconds, In the 1st race they are shown shifting gear about 5 or more times.
Corrected entry: When all the cars drive to the race at the beginning, a Honda Accord Estate with its bonnet off, pulls up and you can see the yellow Skyline parked next to it, but after that it shows the Skyline pull up and then the Accord is not there. Then when the pizza bloke pulls up, the Skyline and the Accord are parked together again in the same position.
Corrected entry: In the beginning race, they mention blowing the welds off of the manifolds. If you know your metals and car parts, any manifold (intake or exhaust) that has welds has usually been damaged in the past and the weld is a quick fix. They are usually made by casts and no welds are used in making them.
Corrected entry: When Brian is topping out his car in the beginning scene in the stadium lot, He shifts 8 times. No Eclipse is an "8 speed" that suddenly ends up in reverse, making 9 gears. You can see the first 5 to 6 shifts, you can hear the blow off valve for the 7th, and then the final 8th shift.
Corrected entry: When the police storm the cafe for Lance, you see him get choke-slammed by an officer and the cop puts his knee on his face. When the shot changes to a close-up of Lance's face, the cop puts his knee on his face again.
Corrected entry: In the first street race the amount of racers around at the end of the race is less than the number of cars marking out the track.
Corrected entry: At the beginning, during the first race scene Toretto pulls away from the white car, so there is now some distance between Toretto and the white car, yet when the camera cuts to a front view, the white car is now magically level with Toretto's bumper or very close to it.
Corrected entry: In one of the aerial shots after the first race. The police cars are driving onto the street. If you look closely you can see several police cars parked on the side streets waiting for the cue to pull onto he streets.
Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie when Brian is testing out his Eclipse on the track you will notice that the camera view has changed from the passenger seat to the driver's seat. When the camera is in the driver's seat you can tell that Brian is still driving, now on the right-hand side of the car. This can be noticed by the proximity of the door to the driver.
Corrected entry: In the first street racing scene where Brian first drives up to join the others, a shot of the front underside of his car reveals a hose dangling from under the car. Too much money and effort are put into the construction of these vehicles and something this sloppy would not have been left alone.
Corrected entry: When Dom speaks that immortal line "probably blown the welds on the intakes", never could a more stupid line be spoken by someone who supposedly knows about cars. For the inlet tract to 'blow', the inlet would have to be under increasing pressure, which isn't likely as the pressure occurs in the piston chambers, not the inlet tract.
Corrected entry: In the scene where everyone gathers around Brian's car, and they are looking under the hood and asking questions; two problems arise. An actual turbo is nowhere in sight, nor a frontmount large enough to handle the immense number of pounds he claims to be pushing. Later he quotes that he spent around 4,000 to 5,000 dollars to turbo a non turbo car. Try around 15,000 when all is said and done, to turbo the exact same car.
Corrected entry: The scene starts at 38:12 on the dvd when a tow truck backs in next to Toretto's shop and Brian presents Dom and the team with his new car the one that's all burned up. Notice there is a little black import inside the shop, and the tow truck is blocking the entry to the shop. The shot goes overhead looking down at the burned up car and it's all of a sudden inside the shop facing out and no tow truck, the next shot is from inside the car and you can see it's inside the shop, the next shot is from behind the burned up car facing out and you can see the little black import is outside.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Brian and Toretto pull in at Little Saigon with Tran's gang, you see Tran take off his helmet, his cousin Lance and everybody else. As Lance gets off his bike and holster his weapon, you see a female biker standing next to him, but as Lance gets his weapon and points it at Brian, she disappears. She appears and re-appears from shot to shot.
Corrected entry: In the shot when Dom arrives at the first street race, you see him open his door to get out. The volume level of his car stereo increases, and after he closes the door it decreases. In fact, the driver's window is down the whole time as you can see Dom's fingers curl through the window frame to close the door. The volume level should have remained constant.
Corrected entry: Nitrous oxide is not activated like a turbo boost on a video game. You switch it on before the start of a race and it is activated at a specific throttle position. Drag racing isn't a chess game where you have to trick the other driver as the last second to win.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Jesse is looking at Brian Spilner's engine, he says "I see a cool-air intake, it's got a NOS fogger system, the T4 turbo, Dominic. I see a AIC controller, it has direct port nitrous injection..." You would not have this on any NOS or N2o setup. It would be either/or.
Corrected entry: After Brian checks on Tran who dies from falling off the bike, he looks up the hill to see Dom's Charger. Dom drives off and you see that only the passenger side wheel spins, indicating that the car doesn't have a limited-slip-differential. Later when Brian drags Dom on the approach to the trainline, both of the Charger's wheels spin which would need a limited-slip-differential otherwise, only the wheel with the least grip would spin.
Corrected entry: In the beginning where the green car spins out, he starts by clutching out and puts the car into first gear. He then completely releases the clutch and accelerates. This would cause any car to stall - you need to clutch in slowly in first gear.
Corrected entry: Dom states in the film that the Charger has a 900 HP hemi. He goes on to tell Paul Walker that the car ran 9 seconds flat in the quarter mile. Walker's supra is said to be a 10 second car. Seeing as the Charger is so much faster, the race between the two cars should not be nearly as close as it was.Glenn Morgan
Corrected entry: In the Malibu, Dominic and Brian drive the Supra and pull up next to a Ferrari. After Dominic says to Brian, "Smoke him", a shot of both Ferrari and Supra is shown with the Ferrari's headlights in the open position. After the traffic light has changed to green and both cars drive away, the headlights are closed.
Corrected entry: In the final race scene between Vin and Paul, right after they clear the train tracks, Vin's car hits the green truck. After the obviously horrible accident, the truck is just gone. One would think the driver would come over to check on any injured parties, but you never see it again.
Corrected entry: In the shot when Dom goes to see what Brian has under the hood before the 4 car race, the NOS lines in Brian's car are on the left. When he starts the race, his car torques to the right, meaning that the engine went to the left: toward the NOS lines. There is no way that Brian would have installed the NOS lines on the left side of the engine. If you torque your engine toward the NOS lines you risk cutting them. Any real street racer would have put them on the right so that they wouldn't blow themselves up.
Corrected entry: It is said that it is a 1969 Dodge Charger R/T, but it has a 1968 front grill. The 69' has a chrome split down the middle, but the 68 has four round taillights (2 on each side) while the 69' has moulded body taillights (1 on each side.)
Corrected entry: In the scene toward the end of the movie when Brian is chasing the bikes the pushes the left NOS button toward the top of the steering wheel. Then when Dom and Brain are racing to the train tracks at the end he pushes the right NOS button towards the top of the steering wheel, but then to beat the train he pushes the left top NOS button again.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Don and Bryan first meet up with Johnny's motorcycle gang, as the motorcycles approach, there is a blue yamaha just behind the window on Don's side, when they cut to the shot inside the car, the blue yamaha is right next to Don, not only that, but it's a different yamaha. The bike outside the car has 2 circle headlights, and little red stripes down the nose, the one next to Don on the inside car shot has no stripes, and different headlights.
Corrected entry: When Tran is talking to the guy in his shop about the empty engine bays, the empty engine bays belong to a Civic and an Integra, yet Tran makes a comment about some Nissan SR20 motors for the engine bays. Interesting motor swap.
Corrected entry: When Bryan and Dom pull up next to the black Ferrari F355 Cabriolet in their newly restored, orange Toyota Supra, and begin to race, it is obvious that Bryan had to pull into oncoming traffic so he would not crash into the slow moving car in front of him. What you don't see is that the Ferrari has to pull onto the shoulder, which is a few inches below the road, which would make it very hard for him to get back on the road...
Corrected entry: In The First race with the 4 cars you see all 4 guys shift into first gear. If you look each hand is a white person's hand that shifts the gear. Out of all the 4 guys there are 2 white guys, a Chinese guy, and a black guy.
Corrected entry: Just before the 4 car race, when all the cars are driving from the warehouses to the start there is a shot from above and far away of the stream of cars, you can see the helicopter providing the lighting on the right of the screen, and if it was meant to be a police helicopter the race never would have gone ahead.
Corrected entry: When the gang is putting together the orange car there is a shot of someone putting on the decal that looks like an arm pointing down the side of the car, except the car has not been painted yet. The car is still silver metal and after this shot is another when the car is actually shown to be bright orange.
Corrected entry: The black civics used to rob the trucks were made from 1992-1995. The parts that Hector orders are for his three civics from the 96-2000 generation of civics (as seen when Brian sneaks into Hector's garage later on). The parts he ordered could not be used on the Black Civics, and anyone who works in an import store would know this. Brian had no reason to suspect Hector based on the parts he ordered.
Corrected entry: In the final chase with the two bikes and the supra. Just before the 1st guy on the bike crashes going down hill, he is holding a firearm. A second later the firearm is gone and both hands have a firm grip on the handle bars as he crashes down the hill.