Volkswagen, which is considering selling the Lamborghini, announced at the end of last year that it was abandoning its decision. However, after the surprise offer, the German manufacturer may change its mind.
The Volkswagen Group, which wants to erase traces, is known to be undergoing a serious transformation in its focus on electric vehicle technologies. As a result, there was talk of disposing of some brands, including Lamborghini, which did not meet the giant manufacturer’s goal.
While uncertainty remains, we received word at the end of last year that Volkswagen had stopped selling the Lamborghini. But now it’s a little more complicated. According to Autocar’s exclusive report, the German manufacturer has received an offer of 7.5 billion euros for the Lamborghini. It is not yet clear whether Volkswagen will accept the offer or negotiate with the bidder.
The offer reportedly came from an investment group called Quantum Group AG. Interestingly, this Zurich-based group and therefore the offer may have ties to the Porsche family. As such, Rea Stark represents Quantum in this proposal. He is also the founder of Piëch Automotive with Anton Piëch. Anton Piëch is the son of Ferdinand Piëch, the former boss of the Volkswagen Group, and the grandson of Ferdinand Porsche. However, according to Autocar, it is not yet clear whether Anton Piëch played a role in the offer.
According to the document, Quantum Group doesn’t just want to buy the Lamborghini name. The entire facility in Italy and motorsport operations are also on the list. The company also wants to sign a five-year supply agreement with Audi to continue producing current models. According to the document, the company wants to make Lamborghini a pioneering brand in innovation by using new, clean powertrain technologies.