Your second paragraph outlined the issue with the answer to your first. There is a 2.64 first gear 700-R4 gearset. But it's not cost effective, compared to just getting a 200-4R. The 700-R4 has physically larger, stronger parts. The 200-4R has more ideal ratios. Since I don't break parts in the latter (non-slicks, know how to set the TV cable and keep fluid/filter changed,) I prefer it over the former. I've run multiple 200-4Rs and multiple 700-R4s in the same car, and still feel that way, decades later.