I know red would even be better.
That's very debateable
the old red cage is titanium, which many feel is too flexy, and offers poorer performance than steel. You'll find many people with full red groups except the front derailleur, or a custom red front with a steel cage.
FWIW, I run a force front on my full red bike and my commuter. I honestly didn't bother checking the difference between it and rival for my commuter bike, as the price difference was less than $5, and I was happy with the force on my other bike.
The new red though, might very well shift that much nicer.