Luxury sports car maker Lamborghini has presented Pope Francis with a brand-new, special edition Huracán that will be auctioned off, with the proceeds donated to charity.Painted in the colours of the Vatican, white and gold, the Lamborghini Huracan was first signed and then blessed by the Pope.
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The car will then be auctioned by Sotheby’s, and its profits will help Iraqi Christians of the Nineveh Plains to rebuild their homes, as well as female victims of human trafficking.
Base prices for the Huracan, which was first introduced in 2014, usually start at around 183,000 euros. A special edition built for a papal charity would be expected to fetch far more at auction.
The ceremony of presentation to Pope Francis was held in the Vatican, attended by Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. Also present were a delegation of the Company’s Management Board and two of the technicians who worked on building the car.