Audi has no plans to sell Lamborghini, a spokesman for the carmaker said after media reports about a 7.5 billion euros ($9.19 billion) offer for the sports-car brand.
"This is not the subject of any discussion within the group," the spokesman said. "Lamborghini is not for sale."
The Swiss Quantum Group, together with the British investment company Centricus, are planning to submit a “Letter of Intent” on Wednesday, according to Automobilwoche, the German affiliate of Automotive News Europe.
The UK motoring magazine Autocar also reported the offer on Tuesday.
Quantum boss Rea Stark Rajcic founded the sports car brand Piech Automotive two years ago with Anton Piech, the son of the former VW patriarch Ferdinand Piech.
Quantum is offering Lamborghini employees a five-year employment guarantee and is planning to take over the Italian carmaker's management team, the reports said. After buying the brand, they want to enter into a strategic partnership with Volkswagen Group.
In contrast to what is usually the case with such declarations of intent, the letter is only signed by Quantum and not by both parties.