Pope Francis received a gift that would make many envious. Indeed, Lamborghini decided to offer him a unique version of the Huracan RWD. But he will, unfortunately, never take the wheel.
Having given up all his privileges, Pope Francis will sell this car at auction which will be organized by RM Sotheby’s on May 12, 2018.
This Lamborghini Huracan offered to the Pope was created in tribute to the Vatican. The car was made by Lamborghini’s customization department “Ad Personam”. This special edition pays tribute to the colors of the flag of the Vatican City, painted in Bianco Monocerus with Giallo Tiberino decorated alongside the Huracan’s silhouette.
The vehicle presentation ceremony took place in the Vatican in the presence of Pope Francis and Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. They were joined by a part of the board of directors of the company and two technicians who built the special car who attended the blessing of this Huracan.
While the selling price of a “normal” model is around 200,000 euros, the auction should quickly climb for the good cause. The profits will be donated to the Pope who will redistribute them to several charitable foundations, including two Italian associations that carry out activities mainly in Africa.
These are GICAM, led by Dr. Marco Lanzetta, and “Amici per il Centrafrica” (Friends of Central Africa), have worked for many years in the region on initiatives aimed primarily at helping women and children in need.