The head of the Catholic Church has picked up a brand new Lambo. Yep, it seems il Padre, Pope Francis, is the new owner of a crisp white and gold striped Huracán LP580-2. It should probably be clarified that when the words, “owner” are used, it mean the V10 supercar was donated to him by Lamborghini.
You likely won’t see His holiness waving from the window of the new rear-wheel-drive Lamborghini since the car was given to him with the understanding it would be sold at auction to benefit charities of his choosing.
To drive the auction value of the six-figure car up even more than it already is (Huracáns start at about $200,000), Francis penned his holy signature on the hood. According to Lamborghini, the causes benefiting from the auction proceeds include Christian home and church rebuilding projects in Iraq; women who have fallen victim to human trafficking; and aid for women and children in need in Africa.
Italian carmakers have a history of charity when it comes to their relationship with a sitting pontiff. For example, Ferrari donated the 400th and final Enzo hypercar to Pope John Paul II in 2005 to aid survivors of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
The “Poporghini” is scheduled to roll onto the RM Sotheby’s auction block May 12, 2018.