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Special Lamborghini Huracan has the Pope's blessings

Special Lamborghini Huracan has the Pope's blessings image

Jose Altoveros / Lamborghini | November 16, 2017 13:55

Pope Francis signed Lamborghini Huracan to be auctioned for charity

Lamborghini has recently gifted a unique Huracan LP580-2 to Pope Francis in the Vatican City. However, the blessed Huracan will not be driven by the Pope, but instead will be sold at an upcoming charity auction held by RM Sotheby's on May 12, 2018. Proceeds from the sale will be given to benefit groups such as the Aid to the Church in Need, the Pope John XXIII Community, and GICAM.

Making the Huracan special is the unqiue paint job done by Lamborghini's Ad Personam customization division. It is finished in Bianco Monocerus white with Giallo Tiberino goldish yellow stripes and accents; a homage to the Vatican City's flag. What makes it truly unique however, is the Pope's signature found on the driver's side of the hood. Not everyday that a car, more so a Lamborghini, is signed by the Pope himself. Performance-wise, the Pope signed Huracan LP580-2 remains the same as standard.

Present during the ceremony was Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali and other delegates from the company's management board. Also attending were the two technicians who worked on the vehicle.

A factory base Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 usually costs around $200,000 US. However, this Huracan is not ordinary as it is both signed and blessed by the Pope which is why it is expected to fetch a lot more than its factory sticker price.