You cannot place an order without a reservation. Reservations were closed in December and have not opened back up. There has been no announcement about reopening reservations yet.
IIRC Ford said they would make about 80,000 in MY 2023, then started to build more capacity and said they’d reach a rate of 150,000 per year by the end of MY 2023. That suggests they’ll get through the backlog in a year.Point taken but it’s worse than that: Ford says they will only produce 15,000 MY ‘22 lightnings. Maybe they’ll hit 30k this year with mY 23 productions but yea, it’s gonna take a minute for them to work through the backlog.