“Lamborghini is not for sale, full stop,” said a spokesman for Audi, the Volkswagen subsidiary that controls the luxury carmaker. “Audi AG and the Volkswagen Group [are] not considering this offer.”
Quantum Group, an investment firm, said it planned to retain the brand’s existing management, and offered to protect existing jobs for five years, according to Autocar. It also said it would create up to 850 new jobs by establishing an “innovation center” in Germany.
Quantum Group did not respond to a request for comment.
Rea Stark, a founding partner of Quantum Group, is also co-founder of Piech Automobile with Toni Piech, the son of former Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech, who oversaw Volkswagen’s purchase of Lamborghini in 1998. The chairman of Piech Automobile is former Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller.
In addition to the Audi and Lamborghini brands, the German industrial giant also owns Porsche, SEAT, Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti and Ducati.