Factual error: In the opening race scenes, the cars on the track are out of date for 1989. The race car used by the aggressive driver (#23) who causes the fiery accident that kills Toretto senior is based upon a later model 1997-2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. The race car that Toretto senior is driving is based on a 1995-1999 Chevy Monte Carlo. (00:01:00 - 00:04:00)
Deliberate mistake: The F&F series always shows some amazingly advanced (and unlikely) technology; in this movie there is a big usage of electromagnets that are nothing short of miraculous. Not only they have a strength that would require them to have generators tens of times bigger than the cars they are on, and repel with the same ease as they attract; they also attract objects with varying° of precision and direction, all by turning their simple dial.