For a while I owned at the same time a standard 1750 Berlina and a 2000 GT with some head work and cams. The differences if any were small in feel but the 2000 feels meatier, the 1750 More zingy. I repeat the difference is small. The 1750 had smooth power all through the rev range though ultimately not as much as the 2000 which had more torque in the midrange. There was definitely no issue reaching max revs easily in either.
The 1750 had an ability to run at high revs and appear completely unstressed and happy to run there as long as you wanted. A genuine 90MPH cruise at 80% max revs felt slightly more easy in the Berlina than the GT - but that may have been because Berlina's are in any case more comfortable at speed - less wind noise, better aerodynamics etc..