McLaren says report of it being sold to Audi is inaccurate
McLaren Automotive said on Monday that a report that the company had been sold to Audi were inaccurate. This after an article in car publication Autocar earlier in the day said that an acquisition deal had been reached.
“McLaren Group is aware of a news media report stating it has been sold to Audi. This is wholly inaccurate and McLaren is seeking to have the story removed,” a company spokesperson said.
The spokesperson did not respond directly to a query as to whether discussions were ongoing with Audi.
“McLaren's technology strategy has always involved ongoing discussions and collaboration with relevant partners and suppliers, including other car makers, however, there has been no change in the ownership structure of the McLaren Group,” they said.
Audi said to Reuters it was “looking at various co-operation ideas” but neither confirmed nor denied it was in discussion with McLaren about a possible sale.