the main thing that makes road bikes fast is aerodynamic and efficient pedaling body positioning from drop bars and their overall geometry.
You're not -really- getting that on a unit either. It IS a rigid mtb.
Perfect for your supposed use case. It's not a 'versatile' version of a mtb or a road bike. That's a ridiculous idea. ALL bikes are versatile. It simply fits within its own niche.
Maybe you want pic rel instead though.