We have predicted that the Pope’s Lamborghini Huracan might fetch more than it was intended to sell at auction. And right we were.
The not-so-Popemobile is projected to bring in 250,000 to 350,000 Euros. But that is not how much the Huracan sold when the final gavel hit that round thingy where it’s supposed to hit. The auction held by RM Sotheby’s in Monte Carlo reported that Pope Francis’ V10 Lamborghini fetched an eye-watering 715,000 Euros.
That sum will go directly to whatever project the Pope sees appropriate to spend the cash on. Projects include the reconstruction of the Nineveh Plain under the patronage of the Pontifical Foundation “Aiuto alla Chiesa che Soffre” or Aid to the Church in Need. Also a portion of the proceeds will go to two charities to help women and children in Africa.
The naturally aspirated RWD-only Huracan is built by Lamborghini’s Ad Personam, similar to Aston Martin’s Q.