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The truck manufacturer has decided to celebrate its partnership with high-performance manufacturer Abarth via a limited series of 124 Abarth-inspired semis.

The main story is that truck maker Iveco has now become the official hauler for the Team Abarth racing division for the upcoming three years, but we’re more interested in the part where the big rigs get the performance division’s famous scorpion-themed livery. The Iveco Stralis XP and Eurocargo trucks have been selected for the task of looking performance-ready, and will be seen at events such as the Abarth 124 Rally Selenia. The semis have been redesigned with a red and black livery with a checkered flag motif on both sides, with the Abarth scorpion badge above each door, and the brand’s name on the red stripe. There are also red accents around the outer wheel rims and in the cabin there are Abarth-branded seats and some red stitching to supplement the detailing.

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Iveco is also producing 124 examples of the new Stralis XP TCO2 Champion as a companion to the Abarth 124 Spider, with one unit being used by the Abarth crew as a support vehicle during events, as well. Abarth can put any customer inside their 124 R-GT rally car, packing a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 300 hp (224 kW) and six-speed sequential gearbox. A more relaxed drive involves the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth packing the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine good for 165 horsepower (123 kW) and 184 pound-feet (250 Newton-meters) of torque.