The father of a 21-year-old woman killed by a thoughtless driver who hit speeds of 101mph on a city street has issued a heartfelt plea to MPs to get "performance" cars off the roads.
Gerard McManus, father of Rebecca McManus, said motor manufacturers were "sticking two fingers up at the law".
And he told MPs: "Performance cars have no place on our roads, they belong on the race track."
Rebecca, from Oldbury, was killed on May 31, 2014, as she waited a bus stop in Hagley Road, Smethwick.
The promising student, who attended St Paul's School for Girls, in Edgbaston, and studied A-levels at King Edward's in Stourbridge, had just completed a three-year English degree.
Sales rep Sukvinder Mannan, from Halesowen, was jailed for eight years at Wolverhampton Crown Court after he admitted causing death by dangerous driving.
The court heard he had been racing a red Mitsubishi Evolution at up to 101mph, according to police.
A second driver, Inderjit Singh, of Cranbourne Avenue, Wolverhampton, admitted a charge of dangerous driving and accepted he was racing his BMW.
A witness told the court it was "like a scene out of the racing film The Fast and The Furious".
Mr McManus urged MPs to act in a written submission to a House of Commons inquiry into road traffic laws.
He told the Commons Transport Committee that the Evolution was sold as a "sports" car, adding: "As Mitsubishi clearly state, the 'Evo' has been developed through decades of competing successfully at the highest level of international rallying. Why is it on the road?"
He added: "More and more cars are being produced with a racing specification, they will never go anywhere near a race track. I find that a bit puzzling because surely the driver of these powerful cars will want to test the vehicle, but where? Well, on our roads obviously.
"Thirty mph speed limit, 40mph speed limit? It will not matter, and myself, like so many road users, will watch in horror as cars are driven at speed, or raced with no consideration for others or the consequences at any time of day and those behind the wheel are so often totally immature."
Mr McManus added: "The motor industry and Road Traffic Act should be glued together, wherever one goes the other should follow hand in hand.
"They are not, they couldn't be further apart. Every performance vehicle at the point of being marketed and promoted is sticking two fingers up at the law, the motor industry are like capitalistic anarchists, common sense doesn't matter."
And he said organised crime gangs benefited from the availability of performance vehicles because it allowed them to outrun the police.
"The ability to outrun the police is a very useful tool when transporting class A drugs or weapons and the ability to go so fast that identifying the driver is impossible."
He set out a series of requests for MPs, including:
● Performance cars have no place on our roads, they belong on the race track
● Marketing of motor vehicles should not mention performance or speed
● Those who wish to drive performance should have a special category on their licence which allows use off road or on a race track only
● All vehicle advertising should be presented in realistic driving conditions and contain reminders of the law and responsibilities
● Government should promote road safety
The Committee will produce a report with recommendations for action the Government should take later in the year.