I just ordered a 2024 and was told the same thing 6-8 months if not a year to get one. I then searched 2023 CT5 V Series Inventory within 250 miles and found at least 30 2023’s that were in transit, some of which were available. I actually Found a Blaze Orange V that was available and jumped on it, i should see it in 2-3 weeks (i am in Detroit Area in MI). Cancelled the ’24 as there is no changes basically.
Just saying this is a way you may be able to find one that is not pre-sold, may not be 100% of what you want but beats waiting a year, or more….