Lamborghini Ad Personam Huracan donated to Pope Francis for charity

Frederick Owens
November 17, 2017

Greed is the third of the seven deadly sins, so it's no surprise that Pope Francis will not be driving the gold and white Lamborghini Huracán that the luxury vehicle manufacturer donated to the Vatican on Wednesday. Well, if you're Lamborghini, a Huracan RWD will do, because popes are known to go to track days and drift supercars in their spare time.

Today, as if he could get even more in touch with the young, hip crowd, the pope also proved that his taste in cars is on par with that of rappers and rich kids of Instagram.

As things go, it might bring $300,000 to $500,000, perhaps as much as $850,000, on the regular auction circuit. The ceremony in Vatican was also attended by a part of the company's management board and two technicians who built the auto.

Pope Francis signs a Lamborghini Huracan prior to his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, November 15, 2017.

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The proceeds raised by the auction will be donated to the Pope, who will divide the cash between three causes: aiding the Christian community in Iraq's Nineveh Plain; the Pope John XXIII Community that aids the victims of trafficking and abuse; and Italian associations that aid women and children in Africa.

Lambo CEO Stefano Domenicali reportedly presented the vehicle to the pope in a special ceremony. The special edition pays tribute to the Vatican's flag.

Ad Personam, Lamborghini's customization department, created the specialty model.

An iPad that Pope Francis once owned sold for $30,500.

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