Lamborghini has donated a one of a kind version of the Huracán to the Pope that will be auctioned for charity.
The Lamborghini Huracán RWD donated to the Pope Francis has been created as a homage to the Vatican, based on an idea promoted by the Riptide agency based in Milan.
The car was put together by Lamborghini’s customisation department “Ad Personam”.
The special edition model pays tribute to the colors of the flag of Vatican City, painted in Bianco Monocerus with Giallo Tiberino decorated alongside the Huracán’s silhouette.
The presentation of the car was held in the Vatican in the presence of Pope Francis and Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini.
They were joined by a part of the Company’s Management Board and two technicians who built the special car.
The car will be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s on May 12 next year, with all proceeds to be donated to the Holy Father to the following groups:
The reconstruction of the Nineveh Plain under the patronage of the Pontifical Foundation “Aiuto alla Chiesa che Soffre” (Aid to the Church in Need). The aim of the project is to ensure the return of the Christian community to the Nineveh Plain in Iraq by rebuilding their homes, public edifices and places of worship.
The Pope John XXIII Community, which is dedicated to helping women who are victims of trafficking and other abuses on the 10th anniversary of the passing of Father Oreste Benzi and the 50th anniversary (in 2018) of the founding of the Community, “Progetto Casa Papa Francesco” (Pope Francis House Project).
Two Italian associations that carry out activities mainly in Africa: GICAM, headed by Dr. Marco Lanzetta, and “Amici per il Centrafrica” (Friends for Central Africa), have worked for many years in the region on initiatives dedicated primarily to aiding women and children in need.