STAY GOLD was built by Jon Webster at Webster Race Engineering in Rushden, to a general design well proven in US drag racing with inputs from Jon and racer Ian Caseley who commissioned the project.

She’s powered by a Rolls-Royce Viper turbojet, is 27.8 ft (8.45 m) long with a 21.6 ft (6.5 m) wheelbase and uses a welded tubular spaceframe with front suspension by means of chassis flexure and rear suspension via coil spring/ damper units on a beam axle.

Steering is rack and pinion with a butterfly wheel, braking by two 10 ft (3.05 m) diameter parachutes from 325 mph (525 kmh), then four-wheel disc brakes from 60 mph (100 kmh).

Wheels are courtesy of Weld, tyres by Goodyear.

She weighs 2025 lbs (920 kg) fully laden and can reach 300 mph (500 kmh) from rest in under 10 seconds.