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Lamborghini donates special vehicle to Pope Francis. What he’s doing with it

Pope Francis speaks with Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali next to a white Huracán donated to the pontiff by the luxury sports automaker Wednesday in Vatican City. It will be auctioned, with proceeds going to charity.
Pope Francis speaks with Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali next to a white Huracán donated to the pontiff by the luxury sports automaker Wednesday in Vatican City. It will be auctioned, with proceeds going to charity. L’Osservatore Romano

A sweet ride was delivered to Vatican City on Wednesday, but it’s not replacing the Popemobile.

Lamborghini donated one of its special-edition Huracán vehicles to Pope Francis, who blessed it upon arrival. The car is white with gold trimming, which matches the pope’s clothing.

However, he will not be bending corners or spinning doughnuts in the luxury sports car. Instead, it will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in London, according to The Associated Press and Fortune magazine. Both reports place the Italian car’s starting value at $216,000, but the auction is expected to draw much more.

Proceeds will go to four charities.

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