Lamborghini made an ultra limited edition version of its Huracan for Pope Francis. The car was handed over to the Pontiff in a ceremony at the Vatican that was attended by key company executives. According to the Catholic News agency, the vehicle that was handed over to Pope Francis was an entry level model of the seventh version of the Huracan. It was a limited edition car in Monocerus white with a Tiberio yellow stripe across its hood, roof and body, reflecting the colors of the flag of the Vatican City State.. Pope Francis blessed and autographed the car in the presence of high ranking executives from the Italian supercar manufacturer including Chairman and CEO Stefano Domencali and board members as well as two company employees who helped build the car.
This does not mean that we will see Pope Francis travelling around the Vatican in the Huracan. Ope Francis decided to have RM Sotheby’s put the vehicle up for an auction that is scheduled to be held on May 12, 2018. The proceeds of the auction will be split between three charitable causes: reconstruction of villages on the Nineveh Plain in Iraq, helping victims of human trafficking and supporting missionary work in Africa.
Lamborghini made the Huracán as the successor to the popular Gallardo, which was the company’s most popular model ever, and had a design inspired by the hexagonal form of the carbon atom. The Huracan is powered by a naturally aspirated, 5.2-liter V10 engine having an output of 602 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. While a typical Huracan costs over USD199,800, a limited edition version that is blessed and autographed by the pope should definitely fetch more.
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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