Brian O'Connor (Paul Walker), now a disgraced cop, fell victim to itand he's now paying the price.
As far as his former bosses and FBI brass are concerned, the hothead undercover officer threw one of their largest investigations ever. His loyalties tested while infiltrating the fly-by-night, high-speed world of Los Angeles import street racing, O'Connor blew his own cover and let the ringleader of a big-rig hijacking operation walkore precisely, motor off in his own custom performance racer. O'Connor's decision allowed him to keep his honor, but lost him his badge and any chance of redemption in the process.
Now, it's a different city, a different time and one last chance for O'Connor.
Seems the Feds in Miami have had one helluva time collaring Carter Verona (Cole Hauser), a flashy businessman using his export/import business as cover for an international money laundering cartel. Customs has had Verone under intense surveillance for more than a year with nothing more to show for it than the kingpin's link to illegal street racing. Their backs against the wall and time running out, officials put out a call for O'Connor to do what he does bestalk the talk and push the metal.
But the rule-breaking loner has his own demands before taking on the job that may restore him his badge. Unhappy with the list of sorry possibilites presented as potential partners, he insists on recruiting his childhood friend and now ex-con Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson), an accomplished criminal with an aptitude for barrier-shattering speed. The Feds on the case, headed by Agent Markham (James Remar), offer Pearce a dealork with O'Connor, and his impressive rap sheet will dissapear.
Now, it's a last chance for both, ex-con and ex-cop, and their ticket out of disgrace is bringing down Verone. But lines become blurred once again for O'Connor with the appearance of undercover agent Monica Fuentes (Eva Mendes), the key to entering Verone's world who may herself be in bed with the shady entrepreneur.