Papal Lambo fetches £630000 at charity auction

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A one-off Lamborghini Huracan that was donated to the Pope previous year has raised more than £630,000 for charity.

A Lamborghini Huracan gifted to the Pope by the automaker crossed the auction block for €809,375 in Monaco this weekend, or about $1.24 million with the buyer's fee included. The vehicle was also signed by the Pope himself.

The vehicle itself has been in storage since being handed to the Pope six months ago, and was described as being in "as-new condition" when it went on sale.

"Lamborghini Huracan RWD Coupe was sold for 715 000 euros at auction Sotheby's on the forum Grimaldi in Monte-Carlo", - stated in the message.

The Iraqi city of Nineveh, which was besieged by ISIS, will get £430,000 from the sale, with the remaining £185,000 split equally among three other charities.

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The supercar was donated by Lamborghini in 2017 and was customized with a white coat of paint with golden stripes, resembling the Vatican's flag.

It has been fitted with 20-inch alloy wheels and has leather seats and features as 5.2-litre V10 engine which generates a staggering 570bhp.

This includes a 5.2-litre V10 engine that can power the auto to achieve 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds, and on to a top speed of 198mph.

Pope Francis receives a Lamborghini Huracan at the Vatican.

Proceeds from the car's sale will go to four charities selected by the Pope, with a focus on helping women and children.

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