Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

The Pope has sold his 198mph Lamborghini for £615000

The Pope has sold his 198mph Lamborghini for £615000

But with a speed limit of just 9mph in the Vatican City there would be little use for the Pope to have such a powerful supercar.

A Lamborghini Huracán gifted to Pope Francis was sold for €715,000 (N308m) at the Sotheby auction held on Saturday, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, and the proceeds will be donated to four charities, reveals Lamborghini.

The vehicle was entered into RM Sotheby's Monte Carlo sale over the weekend, where it ended-up selling for an eye-watering £615,000. Pope Francis signed the bonnet.

RM Sotheby's described the Lamborghini as being in "as-new condition" having remained in static storage since it was built late past year.

They customized his vehicle with a Bianco Monocerus (white) finish that's split up by Giallo Tiberino (yellow) stripes, meant to pay homage to the flag of Vatican City.

All proceeds from the sale, which took place at RM Sotheby's Monte Carlo auction at the weekend, will now be split between charitable causes.

The Huracan RWD sits on diamond-finished 20 inch Giano wheels with Nero callipers.

Lamborghini fitted the Huracan with a 5.2-litre V10 engine located behind the driver which generates 570bhp. The pope put his diminutive signature on the auto, then put the vehicle up for auction to raise money for charity.

But when it was auctioned a year later, having also been blessed and signed by Francis, it went for £240,000.

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