A Lamborghini Huracan RWD coupe gifted to Pope Francis has been sold at auction for €715,000 ($1.1 million).
In November 2017 Lamborghini gave Pope Francis a specially decked-out Huracan RWD. The one-off model has a unique exterior treatment patterned on the Vatican City’s flag, with the car’s white body complemented by yellow stripes.
The pontiff’s “permanent autograph” also adorns this one-off Huracan.
Over the weekend, the car was auctioned off by RM Sotheby’s at Monte Carlo’s Grimaldi Forum.
According to Lamborghini, proceeds from the auction will be handed over to the Holy Father, who will then disburse the money to charities of his choosing.
These include the Pope John XXIII Community, whose aim is to help women who have been trafficked or have through suffered abuse, and the Nineveh Project, which aims to encourage Christians to return to Iraq’s Nineveh Plains by rebuilding damaged homes, public spaces, and churches.
The pope will also give money to two Italian charities helping women and children in need in Africa: GICAM, and Amici per il Centrafrica or Friends for Central Africa.