Dacia delivers an exclusive Duster to the Pope

Dacia delivers an exclusive Duster to the Pope

Holiness took delivery of the one-off model.

Dacia has gifted a bespoke version of its popular Duster crossover to Pope Francis.

The model was adapted by Dacia’s special operations team in Romania in cooperation with coachbuilder Romturigna.

It has been adapted to feature a more comfortable rear bench, along with a large sunroof and an additional glass structure for where the Pope could stand so that he could perform his duties, with Dacia working hard to create a model with the head of the Vatican City’s needs in mind.

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The ride height has also been raised by 30mm, too, allowing for easier access and mobility, and was gifted during a visit to the Pope’s residence in the Vatican State.

Xavier Martinet, general manager of Groupe Renault Italy, said: “With this gift to His Holiness, Groupe Renault renews its strong and continuous commitment to putting Man at the centre of its priorities.”

It’s not the first time a car manufacturer has given the Pope a car. Lamborghini famously gave the head of the Vatican an example of its Huracan supercar in 2017, which was later auctioned off by RM Sotherby’s for charity. He is often known for travelling around in a Mercedes during parades.

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