The Pope’s Lamborghini Has Been Sold At Auction For Around €716,000

The Lamborghini Huracán, developed one-off specially for the Pope, was exhibited at a charity auction. The funds raised from its sale will be used for the projects in Iraq, Africa and to help victims of trafficking, the Autocar reports.

The unique rear-wheel drive ‘popemobil’ has been sold for around €716,000, it is four times more expensive than the cost of the base Huracán. The supercar was created last year for Pope Francis and presented to him by the boss of Lamborghini Stefano Domenicali in the Vatican (it is made in the colors of the Vatican).

The car was always intended for a charitable purpose. The Pope blessed the gift and … sent it to be auctioned at RM Sotheby’s Monte Carlo Grimaldi Forum.

The Pope will divide the funds raised at the auction between three projects: providing assistance to the Christian community in Iraq’s Nineveh Plain; the Pope John XXIII Community, which aids the victims of abuse and trafficking; Italian associations aiding women and children in Africa.

Despite the luxury gift received, Pope Francis himself prefers cheaper cars. When he was a cardinal, he traveled by public transport.

The head of the Catholic church drives the 1984 Renault 4 around the Vatican. Papa uses the Ford Focus from the Vatican’s fleet for trips around Italy. When visiting the United States in 2015, he traveled on the Fiat 500L and Jeep Wrangle.