By Tom Harrison – TopGear
Weren’t they just? It’s been almost two decades since Mercedes decided it wanted to bring Maybach, erm, bach. Founded in 1909 as a manufacturer of aircraft engines, Maybach didn’t start doing cars until the Twenties. Production lasted until the outbreak of World War 2, when the company kept itself busy building engines for tanks, and wasn’t restarted afterwards for… reasons. So of course everyone outside Stuttgart forgot it ever existed.