Seems to be the typical problem in Germany these days: many, many good ideas but our politicans don´t have the balls for it and only think in "4-year-periods", from election to election.
The Seastar was a wonderful project, as is the Transrapid, IMO the vehicle of the future, not only for pax carriage but for cargo appliactions, too. and the list of failed projects is long, only remember the VFW614 which never got enough backing.
I fear that the "delay" means effectively the cancellation of the CL160 project as I don´t think they will get enough money together to finance the development. This is an innovative project, and the only thing our current government does is saying "uh, why should we help them? It´s not a big company (=Holzmann) thus they can´´t have good ideas!"