. . . if you value a very linear power delivery then 981 is the answer. The sport and sport plus do a good job of getting the torque delivery more linear but power is still a little less linear than 981 (and I don’t think you would enjoy daily driving with sport sport plus engaged constantly- keeps the revs up to ameliorate turbo feel).
I can't imagine a more "linear" power curve than that of the 982. Or torque curve. They're both linear; they just have different slopes. They are both considerably more linear in the 982 than the 981. And the 982 gives you considerably more of each. Oh, if only that made for a superior sports car motor . . .
I can't imagine enjoying daily driving any car in Drive. I don't know how the PDK programming control in Drive differs between the 981 and the 982. And I hardly know how it behaves in my 982, because I hardly ever use it. I'm in Sport+ most of the time; then Sport when I don't mind the auditory histrionics; then almost never in Normal. And when I'm in Normal, I'm probably in Driver, and the car is a slug.
If one doesn't enjoy the 982's "unengaging wall of torque", one can shift the **** car to get away from it. If the 982's "unengaging wall of torque" is insufficient to overcome the 982's "horrible turbo lag", then one can shift the **** car, and be on one's way. They'd be going a lot faster then - oh, if only that made for a superior sports car . . . If one loves the need to "wring the neck" of their 981, one can enjoy the option to "wring the neck" of their 982.