Giving the throttle a bit of a prod gave me more noise and a red light at 5,000rpm but I needed to let it warm up before I could explore the part of the dial between 5,000 and 10,000rpm!
Mmmm...sounds like a 'smart' shift light. I didn't realize that the light would come on earlier if the car is not sufficiently warm. Must be similar to the system found in BMW M5/M3s. That's a welcome bit of info.
His comments about the ABS system were also quite reassuring.