But most of the lust-inducing exotica will be reserved for the Gallery – an invitation-only soiree held at the MGM Grand Detroit two days prior. Among the shiny baubles are a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, the all-new Rolls-Royce Wraith and one of the last Lamborghini Gallardos ever built.

Have a look at our exclusive photography from the Gallery’s set-up, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for comprehensive coverage of North America’s largest auto show starting 13 January.