While a man of the cloth, it appears Pope Francis is also a bit of a petrol head.
Surprisingly, the 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church is the proud owner of a gleaming Lamborghini. While owning a custom-built, brand new Lamborghini Huracan, the Pope did not however foot the bill for the super car.
According to sources, the vehicle was donated to Pope Francis by the Italian car brand earlier this year, adorned with white and gold stripes to complement the white and yellow design of the Vatican City Flag.
Seeming to have no use for such a vehicle, it has now been announced that the Pope is set to sell the vehicle, auctioning off this incredible car to the highest bidder. Sold through a public raffle by Sotheby’s, the winner with enjoy an airfare to Rome as well as accommodation in a top of the range hotel. There will also be a lavish but private ceremony where the new owner will be handed the keys to their new car. This will be “in the presence of Pope Francis and Lamborghini CEO, Stefano Domenicali” according to the fundraising page.
The Pope has also decided to sign the bonnet of the car; a decision that is expected to add thousands to the price the car fetches.
All of the proceeds will then go to rebuilding villages “that have been devastated by violence and war, assist victims of human trafficking, provide medical care and education to those living in poverty” the page reads.
Here at Cars for Stars, we believe this to be a great gesture from both the Pope and Lamborghini, with the money made from the sale of this impeccable, rare vehicle benefiting the greater good. Let us know what you think about this story by leaving your comments below.