Lamborghini has donated a unique rear-wheel drive Huracan to His Holiness Pope Francis. The Pope will auction the Lamborghini off for charity through RM Sotheby’s on May 12, 2018. Pope Francis will donate the proceeds to the following initiatives:
- The reconstruction of the Nineveh Plain under the patronage of the Pontifical Foundation Aid to the Church in Need. The aim of the project is to ensure the return of the Christian community to the Nineveh Plain in Iraq by rebuilding their homes, public edifices and places of worship;
- The Pope John XXIII Community, which is dedicated to helping women who are victims of trafficking and other abuses on the 10th anniversary of the passing of Father Oreste Benzi and the 50th anniversary in 2018 of the founding of the Community, Pope Francis House Project; and
- Two Italian associations that carry out activities mainly in Africa.
The Lamborghini Huracan RWD donated to the Pope was created in homage to the Vatican. The car was realized by Lamborghini’s customization department “Ad Personam”. The special edition model pays tribute to the colors of the flag of Vatican City, painted in Bianco Monocerus with Giallo Tiberino decorated alongside the Huracán’s silhouette.
The ceremony of the vehicle presentation was held in the Vatican in the presence of Pope Francis and Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini. They were joined by a part of the Company’s Management Board and two technicians who built the special car.