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Exclusive sneak peek: The Gallery at MGM Grand Detroit

  • Load-in at the MGM Grand Detroit
    Aston Martin DB9 gets uncommon valet treatment on 10 January. (Fabrizio Costantini)
  • Load-in at the MGM Grand Detroit
    A Rolls-Royce Phantom faces a tight squeeze at the MGM Grand Detroit. (Fabrizio Costantini)
  • Load-in at the MGM Grand Detroit
    The scissor door of a Lamborghini Aventador slicing the air in the staging garage. (Fabrizio Costantini)
  • Load-in at the MGM Grand Detroit
    A Lingenfelter-tuned Corvette conversion, built by Karl Kustom Corvettes of Des Moines, Iowa. (Fabrizio Costantini)
  • Load-in at the MGM Grand Detroit
    Lamborghini Aventador, making the Rolls-Royce Phantom’s entrance look easy. (Fabrizio Costantini)
  • Load-in at the MGM Grand Detroit
    Aston Martin DB9. (Fabrizio Costantini)
  • Load-in at the MGM Grand Detroit
    An Aston-centric view of the Gallery. (Fabrizio Costantini)
  • Load-in at the MGM Grand Detroit
    Ferrari 458 Italia Spider. (Fabrizio Costantini)
  • Load-in at the MGM Grand Detroit
    The 458 Italia, preening for the camera. (Fabrizio Costantini)
  • Load-in at the MGM Grand Detroit
    Popping the top on a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. (Fabrizio Costantini)
  • Load-in at the MGM Grand Detroit
    The new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. (Fabrizio Costantini)
  • Load-in at the MGM Grand Detroit
    On-site servicing of the F12 Berlinetta. (Fabrizio Costantini)
  • Load-in at the MGM Grand Detroit
    The Rolls-Royce Ghost and Phantom await the admiring horde. (Fabrizio Costantini)

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The Detroit auto show, where previews begin 14 January, will have no shortage of special machinery on view.

But most of the lust-inducing exotica will be reserved for the Gallery – an invitation-only soiree held at the MGM Grand Detroit on the night of 12 January. BBC Autos managed to sneak a camera behind the scenes to capture the load-in as it unfolds. Have a look, and check our Facebook and Twitter pages for additional, exclusive shots from the setup of the Gallery.

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