Your Prayers Have Been Answered: The Pope's Lamborghini is Being Raffled Off

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky
your prayers have been answered the popes lamborghini is being raffled off

Roughly a year ago, Lamborghini customized a Huracán RWD for Pope Francis. This was not a commissioned job but a gift from the automaker to the Vatican. Tragically, His Holiness wasn’t interested in holding onto it so he could more easily cruise for babes and Catholic Church decided the best course of action would be to auction the vehicle off for charity.

While sold by Sotheby’s in Monaco last May for 715,000 euros (about $813,000 USD), it would appear the final bidder either didn’t have the necessary funds or experienced a change of heart. Maybe it was divine intervention. Regardless, the Huracán is now being raffled off for ten bucks a ticket — though you can choose do donate more and better your chances.

Even if you aren’t of the faithful, ten dollars for a nearly new supercar that has been blessed and signed by one of God’s favorite people feels like a bargain. Imagine the stellar track times you could achieve with the Almighty by your side and the Pope’s name scrawled on your dashboard.

According to the Omaze fundraising page, the fortunate and potentially pious winner will receive free airfare to Rome, accommodations in a four-star hotel, and a private ceremony where the signed and blessed Lamborghini will be handed over in the presence of Pope Francis and Lamborghini CEO, Stefano Domenicali.

As before, proceeds will go toward rebuilding villages “that have been devastated by violence and war, assist victims of human trafficking, provide medical care and education to those living in poverty.” Funds will be distributed through Charities Aid Foundation of America.

The brunt of that was previously said to go toward the reconstruction of the Nineveh Plain in Iraq and aid to help the Christian community resettle the area. However, a significant portion had been reserved for the Pope John XXIII Community — a charity that focuses on helping women who were victimized by human trafficking at the hands of ISIS.

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  • Erikstrawn Erikstrawn on Dec 10, 2018

    Wow, quite the cynical lot. I like the fact he's auctioning the Lamborghini off to aid those in need. He doesn't seem like an enthusiast, and what better way to use it?

    • Arach Arach on Dec 10, 2018

      seriously. I don't think there is ANY better potential outcome of this car or situation. Someone who could care less about this is giving it up for free to some lucky winner, and all proceeds are going to help people in need. If you can make smug remarks about this, I pity you... Now where can I buy a ticket? that doesn't seem to be listed.

  • RHD RHD on Dec 10, 2018

    "Holy hot rods, Batman! Look at what the UV light shows in the interior of this Lamborghini!"

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