You did not misread that. It is now possible (thank you transitive process from math) to grow your own car. Essentially, that is what the 2 car designers Kenneth Cobonpue and Albrecht Birkner have done making the "Phoenix"
The Phoenix is a real car made of bamboo. And if you didn't know, bamboo is stronger then steel. Is there anything that can't be solved in a garden? The vehicle comes in at a little over twelve and a half feet long or some where between 3 and 4 meters.
Inhabitat.com has the full story.