Reports suggest Volkswagen Group has received a £6.5 billion offer for Lamborghini

Luxury car brand Lamborghini is the subject of a €7.5 billion (£6.5bn) offer, according to reports.

Autocar magazine says a non-binding offer has been made in a letter of intent to the Volkswagen Group, which currently owns the firm.

The offer has come from a new Zurich-based holding company called Quantum Group AG, which is said to have formed a consortium with London-based investment firm Centricus Asset Management.

Stephan Winkelmann, president and CEO of Lamborghini
Stephan Winkelmann, president and CEO of Lamborghini. (Lamborghini)

What makes the bid particularly interesting is that Quantum Group is being represented by Rea Stark, a co-founder of Piech Automotive. Anton Piech, the son of former VW Group boss Ferdinand Piech, is one of the company’s executives, as is Matthias Muller, former CEO of another VW Group brand, Porsche.

Reports from Autocar, which claims to have obtained a copy of the offer as well as other confidential documents, suggest Quantum wants to form a strategic partnership with VW Group, which would likely relate to running Lamborghini as well as any other automotive projects Piech Automotive might have.

It also plans to work with Audi at ‘one arm’s length terms’ through a five-year supplier agreement.

Lamborghini Aventador

Quantum Group plans to work with VW Group on a new factory in Lower Saxony, Germany, to develop and produce battery cells and battery packs, as well as software, autonomous driving technology and green fuels.

Automobili Lamborghini was founded in 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini and has its headquarters and factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. It was bought by Audi in 1998 and has been in the VW Group ever since.

It currently sells the Aventador, Huracan and Urus SUV, with the latter being such a huge success that the firm’s factory doubled in size to accommodate sales.

Last week, the firm laid out its plans to switch to electric powertrains, with a hybrid coming around 2024 before its first full EV is released by 2030.