These cars must have been popular in Colorado, because this is the second discarded example I have seen in a couple of months, following this '03.
Rear drum brakes on a 21st-century car badged as a Rally Edition? Yes, rear drum brakes.
The original factory cold-air intake is gone, replaced by this innovative rain-gutter-downspout rig. Is there anything you can't fix with sheet-metal screws, zip ties, and duct tape?
The single non-appearance-related rally-ish bit here is the five-speed manual transmission.
Around the world, there were other faux-sporty versions of this generation of Lancer. For example, the Thai-market Lancer F-Style.