When you’re the pope, you tend to get lavish gifts from visitors.
Lamborghini just took it up a notch.
The Italian maker of exotics last week gave Pope Francis a Huracan, complete with a crisp white paint job with yellow stripes and trim in honour of Vatican City’s flag.
Lamborghini executives, including CEO Stefano Domenicali, presented the $200,000 supercar on the brick-paved streets of Vatican City. The Holy Father promptly autographed the hood.
Known for preferring no-frills rides, Francis won’t be the owner for long. The Huracan will be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s in May. Proceeds will go to a handful of charities, including the Pontifical Foundation, the Pope XXIII Community and Friends of Central Africa.
The Lamborghini won’t be the first vehicle with a Pope Francis connection to hit the auction block. The Fiat 500L that ushered the pontiff through Philadelphia during his first visit to the United States sold for $82,000 in 2016.