Donated to Pope Francis by Automobili Lamborghini, the car was realized by Lamborghini’s customization department “Ad Personam” in homage to the Vatican. The special-edition model pays tribute to the colors of the flag of Vatican City, painted in Bianco Monocerus with Giallo Tiberino details. The European-specification Lamborghini will be offered without reserve, selling to the highest bidder at RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction, with all proceeds from its sale to be donated to the Holy Father, who will allocate them accordingly to the Vatican’s preferred charitable organizations.
Lamborghini unveiled the one-off car in the Vatican during a special ceremony on November 15, 2017, in the presence of Pope Francis, Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, and Augustin Sabatié-Garat, European Auction Manager for RM Sotheby’s. They were joined by a part of Automobili Lamborghini’s management board as well as two technicians who built the one-of-a-kind Huracán. Pope Francis signed the hood of the car during the ceremony; his signature will be sealed in place prior to the auction.