Watch: A Subaru Engine Truly Makes this Beetle Super Share Comments The term Super Beetle has always been a little optimistic. Sure, it made a whole lot more power than a standard Beetle, but 60 hp is hardly super. But with a 2.0-liter Subaru engine and about 375 hp, it can be made pretty super. The engine is a turbocharged EJ20. And despite also being a flat four, the swap was anything but easy. But the result is a drag strip-eating Super Beetle that doesn’t just rip in a straight line, but can also slow down and drift thanks to discs all around and a drift stick.