It's no secret that automotive designers build large clay models of their cars while working out a final design. But let us axe you something: What happens when a design is approved and the car is put into production? Deconstruction. And boy, it sure looks like fun.

Jaguar gave its XF sedan an updated skin for the 2012 model year, and now that the car has been on sale for many months now (we've driven it, in case you forgot), it's time for the sculptors who built the original life-size clay model to take it apart in the most violently awesome way possible. That's right – with axes. Is this the way they do it in England all the time? We have no idea, but it sure seems like a good stress reliever.

Scroll down to watch a trio of identically dressed Jaguar engineers hack a full-size XF model down to just scraps in a matter of edited-for-video minutes.


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      Drachen
      • 2 Years Ago
      The music should have been "Damn it feels good to be a gangsta." from Office Space.
      FiveOverCrest
      • 2 Years Ago
      It would have been better if it showed less of their faces and more of the models they were breaking apart.
      Christopher
      • 2 Years Ago
      Damn, I really gotta start paying attention to what I'm watching. That was a minute thirty seven I'll never get back.
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm sure most of the original "work" was done by a five axis mill, so aside from the finishing of the surfaces and small details, I doubt they're out of too much time and effort. :)
      awhk
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like to see them axe the wheels and tires. hehe. Anyway, it's a shame to see them destructing the model that they have spent hundreds of hours with.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      xmailboxcancerx
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's sad to see it go down like this, but the fine designers at Jaguar are wielding their axes in the name of protecting their work. Do it all over again, gentlemen.
      brian
      • 2 Years Ago
      Somehow, I don't think these guys thought of what they did as "Deconstructing" More like "Hacking to Bits"
      JasonERF
      • 2 Years Ago
      I miss the ad agency that did the Gorgeous campaign. Between the carbon-copy Lexus ad ("Jaguars at play") and this... I'm really wondering... With their current amazing product line, it seems like their Gorgeous campaign was about 5 years ahead of when it was needed.
      caddy-v
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's just what I wanted to do with my wife's leased Lexus.
      Dan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Too bad they didn't do that BEFORE the car went into production. Maybe then we wouldn't have had to suffer such a bizarre and ugly vehicle running around our streets.
        Charles Houghton
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dan
        So what, i wonder in your opinion is a good looking vehicle?
          Dan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Charles Houghton
          Almost anything is better looking than the new Jags. There are some uglier cars out there (I'm looking at you, Toyota Camry) but not that many.
      Fatima
      • 2 Years Ago
      Here's an idea. Sell it to a Jaguar/Car aficionado and donate the money to charity. I bet there are lots of people willing to pay a nice sum for a piece of automotive history, while there are those less fortunate that can use all the help they can get. Either way, it'd be a win/win situation for Jaguar.
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