While the first generation Cupra borrowed the 1.7L turbocharged I4 from the Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T (Mk4), the second generation uses its own engine (non Cupra R, Copa Edition).
In the Need for Speed series, the 2nd generation performance model is depicted with a 2.0L TSI engine with a 6-speed manual transmission. The second generation León Cupra has won many awards such as "GTI of the Year 2006-2007" in Greece.
Need for Speed: ProStreet
Need for Speed: Shift
The Seat León Cupra appears in Need for Speed: Shift as a tier 1 vehicle.
Shift 2: Unleashed
The Seat León Cupra appears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Modern D class vehicle.