Hypercar manufacturer Bugatti has appointed Stefan Ellrott as the Head of Development and a Member of the Board of Management of Bugatti, with effect from January 1, 2017. The incumbent Willi Netuschil is retiring at the end of the year.
Currently, Ellrott is the head of the geometry and function department at Volkswagen. He was previously the head of prototype management in VW's technical development department.
Wolfgang Dürheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. said, "With Stefan Ellrott, we are welcoming to our ranks an experienced vehicle developer and engineer.
"We are very pleased to have secured his services for Bugatti and are looking forward to tackling our future projects together and shaping the future of our brand."
Dürheimer also thanked Willi Netuschil for his contribution and achievements. "Willi Netuschil successfully managed the development of our current super sports car, the Chiron and has done an outstanding job with his team.
"The Chiron is the new benchmark in the super sports car segment. With its wide variety of technical innovations, this exceptional model sets new standards in every respect. Willi Netuschil could not have left us with a more impressive business card. We wish him health and happiness in this new phase of his life."
So it is clear that the responsibility for the next hypercar project and Chiron variants will rest on the shoulders of Ellrott. The company's sales and marketing boss Stefan Brungs have recently announced that a Chiron roadster is not planned.