Pope Francis took delivery of a custom Lamborghini Huracan on Wednesday, but the $200,000 supercar isn’t destined to be the next popemobile.
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The Huracan, which was donated by Lamborghini and painted with the papal colors of white and gold, will be auctioned for charity by RM Sotheby’s in London next year.
During a presentation in front of his residence, Pope Francis blessed the car and signed the hood. The sale will support multiple charities, including a fund to rebuild homes and churches destroyed by ISIS, the Holy See announced. Another charity, the Pope John XXIII Community, provides aid for sex-trafficking victims.
This isn’t the first time a new set of wheels with ties to Pope Francis will hit the auction block. In 2014, a Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) motorcycle signed by the pontiff sold for $327,000. A signed Harley-Davidson jacket went for $77,485. Proceeds benefited a hostel and soup kitchen in Rome.
One of the Fiat 500s that carried Pope Francis around New York during his U.S. visit fetched a reported $300,000 from a philanthropist. The sale supported Catholic schools and charities in the Archdiocese of New York. Another Fiat 500 that provided transport for the pontiff in Philadelphia was sold for $82,000.
The Huracan coupe, powered by a 573-horsepower engine, can hit a top speed of 199 mph and travel from zero to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. The Italian luxury car maker is a division of Volkswagen (OTC:VLKAY).