Sunroofs are a popular option because they let in more light, a nice breeze and let you take in the scenery.
However, a lot of sports cars don’t come with a sunroof because they add unnecessary weight.
In this article, we’ll take a look at several sports cars that come with sunroofs and other similar features.
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1. BMW M3 and M4
The BMW M3 was the first to combine the refinement of an executive sedan with sports car performance and handling.
Several decades later, the BMW M3 continues to lead its class in terms of outright excitement and overall popularity.
The M3 has also had a sunroof option since it first debuted in the 1980s. With the latest M3 and the 2-door M4, a powered moonroof is a no-cost option.
It’s worth noting that getting the moonroof will also remove the lightweight carbon fiber roof.
The powered moonroof also comes standard in the M340i and the M440i models which have over 380 hp on tap.
If you want a true open top experience, there’s also the convertible version of the M4.
2. Porsche 911
The Porsche 911 is still one of the most sought after sports cars because people are drawn to its rich history, refinement, and cutting-edge automotive engineering.
The 911 has also featured a sunroof option since its early years in the 1960s.
It was also one of the first cars to feature a sliding panoramic glass roof when the Targa version of the 993 generation was introduced in the 1990s.
With the current 992 generation Porsche 911, you can choose between a metal or a panoramic glass sunroof option.
Unlike a lot of panoramic glass roofs that are fixed, the one in the 911 actually tilts and slides open.
3. Chevrolet Camaro
The Chevrolet Camaro is often considered the sportiest and best handling among the current crop of American muscle cars.
However, modern Camaros can feel claustrophobic inside due to its small windows, but the sunroof option can make the inside a bit more open and airy.
You can add the powered sunroof option to any trim level of the Camaro for around $1,000. You can even get a sunroof on the track-focused Camaro ZL1.
The ZL1 has the same supercharged LT4 V8 engine used in the C7 Corvette Z06 which produces 650 hp.
It’s also equipped with race-tuned suspension and brakes, lots of carbon fiber bits, and is available in either a 6-speed manual or a 10-speed auto.
4. Dodge Challenger
The Dodge Challenger is one of the most extreme interpretations of the muscle car.
The Hellcat models have a supercharged Hemi V8 that makes 700 to 800 hp, allowing you to spin the rear tires by just tapping the gas pedal.
Along with the amazing power and straight line performance, you also get a relatively spacious and comfortable cabin.
A powered sunroof is available for all trim levels of the Challenger from the V6 models up to the Hellcat Redeye and Super Stock.
The option is also available in the 4-door Dodge Charger and costs around $1,300.
The only American muscle car that doesn’t offer a sunroof is the Ford Mustang, A fixed glass roof was offered for a few years of the S197 generation, but Ford hasn’t offered a real sunroof for the Mustang in decades.
5. Chevrolet Corvette
The Chevrolet Corvette is arguably the most popular and iconic American sports car.
Its styling always has loads of character, but it’s also backed up by proper sports car performance that rivals or even beats more expensive supercars.
Throughout its long history, the Corvette has never had a proper sunroof, but it’s had a clear removable roof panel since the C3 generation.
You can still get the transparent roof panel in the mid-engined C8 Corvette for around $1,000.
It’s more cumbersome than a traditional sliding sunroof, but it does let more light in, and you can put it in the trunk if you want to do some open top motoring.
6. Jaguar F-Type
The Jaguar F-Type looks fast even if it’s just sitting still with its long hood, aggressive front end, low roofline and wide rear end.
As a grand touring sports car, the F-type has a luxurious cabin, great handling, and an amazing sounding supercharged V8.
The F-Type doesn’t have a traditional sunroof, but the coupe version does come standard with a panoramic glass roof that’s fixed.
If you want the most extreme version of the F-Type, there’s the all-wheel drive R 75 P575 model which makes 575 hp which is as loud and rowdy as you would expect.
But the rear-wheel drive P450 model’s 0 to 60 mph time of 4 seconds is already more than enough to keep up with other modern sports cars.
7. Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
The Mercedes AMG GT is a 2-door luxury sports car that first debuted in 2016.
Its design is highly reminiscent of Mercedes-Benz’s iconic models such as the AMG SLS and the 300SL Gullwing.
The 4-door version of the AMG GT comes with a tilt and slide glass sunroof as standard, but a fixed panoramic glass roof is also available as an option.
The older AMG GT coupe, which was discontinued after 2021, could also be optioned with a fixed panoramic glass roof, but it never had a sunroof that could be opened.
The 2-door AMG GT is expected to return for the 2025 model year as the coupe version of the current Mercedes-Benz SL roadster.
Another popular AMG model that can be optioned with a sunroof is the C63, which is Mercedes-Benz’s answer to the BMW M3 and M4.
8. Audi RS 5
Both of Audi’s dedicated sports car models, the Audi TT and R8, lack any kind of sunroof or glass roof option.
Fortunately, Audi offers high performance versions of its standard models like the RS 5 sports coupe, which features a twin-turbo V6 that pumps out over 440 hp.
The RS 5 also has upgraded suspension, bigger brakes, more aggressive styling, and wider tires thanks to its flared fenders.
Similar to the base Audi A5, the RS 5 comes with a power tilt-and-open panoramic glass roof as standard.
There’s also the less powerful S5 model that makes 349 hp, which is still a substantial performance upgrade over the standard Audi A5.
Other Audi RS models that come with a panoramic sunroof that are worth checking out include the RS 3 and RS 7.
9. Lexus RC F
The RC F combines Lexus reliability and refinement with a sweet sounding V8 that’s capable of producing 472 hp.
The rear-wheel drive luxury sports coupe also comes standard with adaptive suspension, Brembo brakes and a limited slip differential.
Similar to the regular Lexus RC models, you can add the power tilt-and-slide moonroof option to the RC F for around $1,100.
The power moonroof is also standard in the Lexus IS 500 F Sport which uses the same V8 engine as the RC F.
In comparison, the flagship LC 500 luxury coupe is only available with a fixed panoramic glass roof.
10. Infiniti Q60
The Infiniti Q60 is a luxury 2-door coupe powered by a twin-turbo V6.
The top-of-the-line Q60 Red Sport produces a healthy 400 hp while the Pure and Luxe models only make 300 hp.
A powered glass moonroof is standard on the Q60’s Luxe and Red Sport trim levels.
The Luxe model just has a plain metal roof with no option to add the moonroof.
Infiniti also offers a 4-door version called the Q50 that comes standard with a moonroof on all trim levels.
11. Genesis G70
The G70 is a compact executive sedan from Hyundai’s performance and luxury-oriented Genesis sub-brand.
It’s available in both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive, and the top model produces 365 hp from its turbo V6.
It also uses the same platform and powertrains as the Kia Stinger.
The G70’s wide sunroof option is available with the Sport Prestige package on both the 2.0-liter and 3.3-liter models.
The 3.3-liter G70 also has a less expensive Sport Advanced package that also features the sunroof option.
12. Subaru WRX
The Subaru WRX is popular among car enthusiasts because of its rallying roots and tunability.
Although the high performance STI model was discontinued in 2021, the WRX still makes decent power at 276 hp while the standard all-wheel drive provides great traction and stability through corners.
It’s also still available with a 6-speed manual which is a must have for lots of driving purists.
A power moonroof comes standard on the more expensive Limited and GT trim levels of the WRX.
You can also add the moonroof to the Premium trim level for an additional $1,875. This package also adds the Harman Kardon premium sound system.
Subaru’s other performance model, the rear-wheel drive BRZ, doesn’t have any sunroof or moonroof options. The same goes for the Toyota GR86 which is essentially the same vehicle.
13. Volkswagen Golf GTI
The Golf GTI popularized the concept of the affordable and practical hot hatchback back in the 1970s.
Almost 50 years later, lots of rivals have come and gone, but the Golf GTI keeps getting better with each new generation.
The latest Golf GTI is still a great enthusiast car that comes with more than enough power at 241 hp and a 6-speed manual transmission. There’s also the more expensive Golf R which has over 300 hp and all-wheel drive.
The range topping SE and Autobahn trim levels of the Golf GTI are the only ones that come standard with the power tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof.
The same sunroof is also standard on the Golf R, but not on the 20th Anniversary Edition model.
14. Honda Civic Si
Although the Type R is now more widely available, the Civic Si is still the more popular and practical option for most people.
The Si only gets a small bump in power compared to the regular Civic, but enthusiasts will still appreciate the sport suspension, bigger brakes, limited slip differential and 6-speed manual.
The Civic Si also comes with a power moonroof as standard, which isn’t available at all in the performance-focused Civic Type R.
Even the Type R’s Acura counterpart, the Integra Type S, doesn’t come with a sunroof or moonroof despite it being a more upscale car built on the latest generation Civic platform.
The power moonroof does come standard in all the other trim levels of the Acura Integra, which uses the same chassis and powertrain as the Civic Si.