Factual error: Brian mentions that the engines in Shaw's flipcars sound like the engines you hear at Le Mans, turbo diesels. These cars have over 500 horsepower and are capable of reaching speeds upwards of 250 miles an hour. They also weigh less than one ton. Shaw's cars seem to meet all these demands: massive power and torque, no body fat and very fast. But here is also a problem: Dom is easily able to keep up in a factory-tuned BMW, which would be nearly twice as heavy, and Hobbs is able to keep up in his "four-wheeled tank", which would be thrice the weight, with even less power. There is no way that an extremely good driver like Shaw wouldn't be able to lose them with such an advantage in terms of power to weight ratios.
Factual error: In the scene where Shaw is talking to a goon while fixing his car he states the simplest things cause the most problems while holding a spark plug. We know this can't be right as Brian concludes the car is a turbo diesel like a Le Mans car, which would actually use a glow plug and not a spark plug.
Factual error: When the Mercedes jeep hits the wall at the end of the plane, Shaw goes straight through the windshield and falls to his death in a cloud of shards. Windshields on modern cars, like that jeep, are made out of laminated glass, layers of glass and plastic, precisely designed to prevent shattering into those deadly daggers during an accident and kill the unlucky guy in front of it.
Factual error: Roman is searching through the shot-down vending machine after the massive chase. Two of the products shown in the machine are a couple of Nestle 100 Grand bars and a couple of Nestle Butterfingers bars. This scene takes place in the UK - 100 Grand bars and Butterfingers bars aren't available in vending machines in the UK, just specialist sweet shops.
Factual error: After Letty and Riley fall down the stairs in the tube station, Letty jumps onto an unpainted train that has a Northern Line map inside. The London Underground hadn't had an unpainted train in service for almost ten years when the movie was released, and the train is also the wrong style for the Northern Line.
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