Welcome to the forum.
Sounds like the Roadster is the car for you, issue aside. Have you driven the latest 5 link variant?
I can only optimistically suggest the rev hang issue may get sorted eventually, ARV6 solution aside which seems not to be available now anyway, it appears to vary from car to car. My experience is its something you can work with to a degree given familiarity.
Thanks for the replies guys.
Yes, driven the Roadster, like the power :>) It also seems very well suited as a long legged touring car which is what we want to use the car for as well. The rev hang really bothered me in the 3 cars I have driven (including the new 5 link version) but I can see how you could get used to it and drive around that.
It's probably going to be the way ahead actually...
I did like the idea, and sound (at 8,000 RPM!) of a Plus 4 Super Sport or an ARP4 but probably won't get past the wife on either!!
Looking forward to to what ever we get!!