The RM sotherby auctioneer, famous for selling rare and high-end items, last weekend at a sale in Monte Carlo, Monaco sold a unique Lamborghini Huracan 580-2. The Huracan 580-2 was donated by the Italian sports car manufacturer Lamborghini to the Pope last year in a special ceremony at the Vatican.
According to Sotherby’s the sale price was expected to be around €250,000 – €350,000 but it did not take long to exceed that and go on to reach €715,000 when the hammer finally fell.
In a typically generous gesture all the proceeds from the sale will be given directly to one of four charities the pope supports. . Seventy per cent will go the besieged Iraqi city of Nineveh, 10 per cent to Amici per il Centrafrica Onlus, 10 per cent to Groupe International Chirurgiens Amis de la Main and 10 per cent to the Pope John XXIII Community Association.
Developed by Lamborghini’s Ad Personam program the Huracan features Bianco Monocerus paint with contrasting Giallo Tiberino stripes as a nod to the flag of Vatican City. The wheels of the car also turned heads: they feature black and silver elements and oddly-shaped spokes which immediately catch the eye. Inside, the car features Bianco Leda Sportivo leather alongside Lamborghini crests on the headrests.